Welcome to our newest release! “The Banana of Life: Peeling Away the Mysteries of Reed Making for the Bassoon” is a comprehensive exploration of making reeds in the style of Norman Herzberg and his student Benjamin Kamins. Ben’s student (and author of this book) Rian Craypo has been Principal Bassoon of the Houston Symphony (a post previously held by Ben) since 2007. Please click below or on the photo to be linked to Lulu.com, where the book is for purchase for $25. Join the Facebook group to connect with other performers and teachers using the book for themselves and with their students. If you would like to see some of what’s in the book, click on the short YouTube preview below.