Episode 9 of Reed Talk features Principal Oboist of the Colorado Symphony and Professor of Oboe and the University Colorado Boulder Peter Cooper, who reassures us that reed making is a lifelong journey, one that requires patience and calm. Music excerpts: Três Peças Atlânticas: Chorinho baiano by Eurico Carrapatoso, performed by Courtney Miller; Faure Pavane performed by Peter Cooper and Marcia Labella and Cinquième Suitte, I. Le Prudent by Jean-François Boüin, performed by Margaret Marco. This episode of Reed Talk is sponsored by Reedesign. Reed Talk is produced by Jason Slote.