Grizzle’s Woodwind Shop

Where do you work and how long have you worked there? I am the owner of Grizzle’s Woodwind Shop, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. After receiving my Master’s in clarinet performance from the University of Southern Mississippi, I moved to Memphis, Tennessee and worked as a full-time repairman for Amro Music. I studied repair under Robert Scott and […]

James Moody

Tales of a Woodwind Repairman 7.10.20: On a positive note… I have been very lucky to have had many great clients over the years (too many to name them all) …. I will tell stories about many of them in future Tales… James Moody… The last time James came by I worked on his alto…. […]

Tea Kittle reg. pip

Tales of a Woodwind Repairman 7.9.20: This is what was called the “Tea Kittle” register tube that Selmer had for a while…. It had two holes in the register pip.. both oblong… this really helped clear up the A above the staff on both altos and tenors… really good for the tenor…. I do not […]

Tales of a Woodwind Repairman #1:

Tales of a Woodwind Repairman #1: In these “Tales of a Woodwind Repairman” I will talk ab out many things… some good and some not so good but true stories that I have had in the music business over the past 50 years. I hope you find some of them interesting. I am going to […]

Saxophone BS

Everybody has a new saxophone out today… They all claim they design them, or re-work them in the US….. but if you really look at them, they all look alike and just have different names on them…. It cost me $100,000.00USD for the tooling to set up the Kenny G Professional soprano with the Mark […]