Oboists and Bassoonists,
Welcome! Please allow me to introduce myself.
As a performer and teacher of bassoon, I've been active professionally since 1967. Since the beginning
of my career in the West Point Band, the bassoon has taken me all over the world and landed me in
Normal, Illinois, where I've served as Professor of Bassoon for Illinois State University since 1986.
I perform with Peoria Symphony, Heartland Festival Orchestra, and Sonneries Quintet.
My studies of bassoon repair began with L. Hugh Cooper in
1970 and have been augmented by training at Fox Products
in South Whitley, Indiana.
During my residence as an orchestral player in Germany from
1979 through 1983, I also served as European Representative
for Fox Products. My duties included both advising dealers
and helping professional players in Austria, Italy, Germany,
Belgium, Holland, and Switzerland with consultation and repair
regarding their bassoons.
Upon returning to the United States I became established
as both an authorized Fox Dealer and a bassoon repair
technician at the factory in South Whitley.
My wife, Judith Dicker who is an accomplished oboist, joins me in this enterprise. She has had
extensive experience performing and teaching in Europe and the United States. Judith currently
occupies the position of Lecturer of Oboe at Illinois State University and performs with Heartland Festival Orchestra and Sonneries Quintet. I value her technical expertise and advice on all oboes that come
through my hands.
Here are the objectives of my business:
To help you choose the very best Fox
instrument for your needs at the most
- To be sure that instrument is in top shape when it's placed
in your hands.
- To help you maintain your instrument in excellent condition
with both advice and craftsmanship.
- To offer the best accessories
you need at discount prices.
I'm now a dealer for Christopher Weait Publications!
Scale book offered - "Bassoon Scales for Reading"
- Special Price! Contact me for further
I've also become a dealer for Roger Garrett Bassoon &
Oboe Reed Cases! These gems are wooden cases of the highest
quality. You may custom order them in various woods including
cherry, mahogany, etc. Each case holds six reeds. Call
me for a Special Price!