Episode 66 – The Match Pitch Barrel

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In today’s episode of the podcast I am joined by Claire Hammond and Annabelle Moe from Moe-Bleichner Music Distribution to discuss their new product called the Match Pitch barrel. This barrel was my pick for “Neatest and Newest” item at ClarinetFest 2017 and it features an adjustable length between 63 and 67 mm, durable 3D-printed construction, a creative colour-coded measuring system, and a price of just $49.

See the Barrel in Action

Discussion Topics

  • The new Match Pitch Barrel
  • Who is the target market?
  • Benefits and features
  • How it works
  • The importance of playing in tune for ear development
  • Where to buy and how much does it cost
  • Stories about the product
  • The Belt-Held Sax Strap (designed with Michael Lowenstern)

Get in Touch with Moe-Bleichner

Buy Now and Support Hurricane Irma Relief Effort

Moe-Bleichner will be generously donating 20% of gross sales of the Match Pitch Barrel and Belt-Held Sax strap to Hurricane Irma relief efforts until the end of September, 2017. The products are available for purchase directly from Moe-Bleichner or on the Clarineat store.

About Annabelle Moe

Annabelle Moe moved to the US from Bavaria, Germany in 2010.
She was selected for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program for visual art. The GA Governor’s Honors Program only accepts the top 3% of the most talented students in the state. She graduated from Savannah Arts Academy with a major in visual art and attended the University of Georgia.

Annabelle re-branded a chain of music stores in the Georgia/South Carolina area where she was in charge of marketing.

Since 2014, Annabelle has been in charge of marketing for Moe-Bleichner Music Distribution, creating all advertisement for a large variety of products including ESM mouthpieces, BeltHeld Sax Straps, MatchPitch Barrels, and Uebel Clarinets to name a few. As a part of marketing Moe-Bleichner’s products, Annabelle represents the company at shows including Midwest, Clarinetfest, FMEA, & NAMM.

About Claire Hammond

Claire Hammond started playing in youth orchestra at the age of 8. As a violinist, she took private lessons for 12 years and majored in orchestra at the Savannah Arts Academy. She then attended the University of Georgia.

Claire ran the Band & Orchestra departments for a chain of music stores in the Georgia/ South Carolina area where she also taught beginning violin lessons and worked with the repair shop from 2014 to early 2016.

In charge of educational outreach for Moe-Bleichner Music Distribution, she works with schools across the US. Claire also works with individual players  and presents products at shows such as Midwest, Clarinetfest, & FMEA.

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