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.

Saxophone Assembly

Happy Hollow Elementary students – see first lesson instructions under “Saxophone Assembly and First Note”

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Equipment Suggestions / Reed Adjustment

This post contains information as was presented in Harrison High School’s reed class.
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The Effect of Music Lessons

This is a quote from the book “This is Your Brain on Music” by Daniel J. Levitin:

“… although many people say that music lessons didn’t take, cognitive neuroscientists have found otherwise in their laboratories. Even just a small exposure to music lessons as a child creates neural circuits for music processing that are enhanced and more efficient than for those who lack training. Music lessons teach us to listen better, and they accelerate our ability to discern structure and form in music, making it easier for us to tell what music we like and what we don’t like.”

There ya go!!!

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