Woodwind Studio

This web site contains information about Beth Purkhiser and her woodwind studio. Visit for help with choosing equipment, performance and practice techniques, and to contact Beth concerning lessons at her studio in Lafayette, Indiana.


LaVoz “Shove-It” Pad Saver

What can I say about a swab? Ya gotta have a swab. They are relatively cheap and will prove extremely cost effective when you don’t have to get your pads replaced all the time. That can be a very expensive proposition. I recommend the La Voz swab because it fits inside the instrument when you are through playing just like your end plug usually does so it takes no extra time at all to use. Drop swabs are excellent but usually need to be run through the saxophone twice to be effective and laziness or lack of time between classes often precludes the use of these types of swabs.