Products Used

"Backun Musical products consistently improve the ease of performance on all of my instruments, and far more importantly they increase the beauty of sound. I recommend them to all of my students."

Biography

Michelle Anderson performs with a variety of groups including the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and West Coast Chamber Music Series. She has an active teaching studio at St. George’s School, and she also teaches privately.

Michelle is sought after as a clinician for educational workshops with students of all ages, and she holds regular workshops with the Vancouver Symphony Music Connects series and the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra.

She currently conducts the Vancouver Clarinet Choir, which brings together talented amateur adult clarinetists. Michelle studied music at the University of Toronto with Joaquin Valdepenas and at the Aspen Music School with Ted Oien and Bil Jackson.

Michelle was the founding music director of the Vancouver Cadenza Community Band and enjoys conducting and leading musical workshops throughout BC.



Products Used

Fit and Sizing

Barrels

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other brands
Standard Plus As above, larger bore for more free blowing feel

Selmer Paris

Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Yamaha CSG

Yamaha CSG I, II and III

 

Bells

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha (including CSG), and most other brands
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
R Hard Rod Rubber Close Short M13/15
G Hard Rod Rubber Medium Medium 5RV/M30/BD5
H Hard Rod Rubber Open Long B40/B45
CG Proprietary Synthetic Open Long BD4/B40
Z Hard Rod Rubber Extreme Open Long BD7

Vocalise Bass Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
CG
Proprietary Synthetic Open Long B46/B50

Alpha Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
Bb Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre
Bass Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre