Professor of Clarinet, Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Orchestral and Chamber musician, Soloist.
As is always the case when changing instruments, there are a number of tiny but very important adjustments which need to be made before one is completely comfortable. Stephen took immense care, firstly listening to my thoughts, and then translating those thoughts to make my clarinets what they are at the moment. This included adjusting pad heights, shortening barrels, supplying tuning rings and making minute adjustments to tone holes. All was done with expertise, skill, care, a love of the product and above all, I was never made to feel as if anything was too much trouble. I now have two pairs of these Yamahas and because of Stephen's care, it is difficult to tell them apart. I can unreservedly recommend him and his artistry working with woodwind instruments and in particular, Clarinets.