About Us

Established in 2006, River City Reeds began as a source for handmade bassoon reeds for  individuals and wholesale store purchases. Over 13 years, it has expanded to carry instruments, reed making supplies, oboe and bassoon reeds and instructional materials. 

Owner Gillian McCallister Lopez has a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from the University of North Texas and a Masters of Music from Texas State University. Although her primary focus in undergrad was bassoon, she split her Master's degree equally between bassoon and oboe.

Gillian currently maintains a small private studio and serves as the instructor of oboe as Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. She performs regularly throughout South Texas and is the second bassoonist for the Laredo Philharmonic.

Gillian also runs Double Reed LLC, which serves as the distributor for the full line of Fossati instruments in the U.S.. 


Purchase Information

Instrument Trials

We offer a one-week trial for instruments. Trial period extensions are sometimes possible if you are having trouble making a final decision. Extensions are granted based on any waitlists for instruments that are in high demand.

Please click the button to the right to download our complete trial policy. 

Are you ready to begin your instrument trial? Return your completed trial form via email and we will contact you to complete the process.

Warranty Information

All new Fossati and Tiery instruments are covered by a one-year warranty for cracking and mechanical defects. This warranty does not cover damage due to use. Click the button to the below to download the warranty policy and procedure.

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