Band Instrument Repair Program - Instructors
• Greg Beckwith
Greg Beckwith is a 1992 graduate of the BIR program at Red Wing. He has been involved with the repair program at Red Wing Since 1996 and has been teaching full time since 2003. For further concentrated study he spent time in Oslo, Norway learning horn building from Daniel Rauch of Rauch horns. Greg is a member of NAPBIRT and as a master clinician has presented clinics for conferences regionally and nationally. Outreach to directors and musicians include maintenance/emergency repair presentations at the MidWest Band and Orchestra Clinic, Minnesota Music Educators Association and the Symposium of the International Horn Society.
Greg is also an accomplished horn player having played professionally around the world and as an extra/sub with Minnesota Orchestra. Greg is a graduate of Interlochen arts Academy and studied with Verne Reynolds at Eastman and Roland Pandolfi in St Louis. He continues to perform in Minnesota as a free-lance musician and has combined horn playing with repair to present master classes including both, to school musicians around the area.
In his own words:
“This is the best teaching there is — our students KNOW why they're here!”