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Phone: 403 966 1950

Address: 715 36th St. N.W

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Daryl Caswell

Daryl received music degrees from the University of Toronto and Northwestern University in Chicago and a PhD in engineering from the University of Calgary. After completing his music training he played with the Canadian Opera Company and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. For thirty-five years, he has been principal horn with the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra. He taught engineering at the University of Calgary for 14 years and is now an emeritus professor. His research areas were design and music acoustics. He has designed and manufactured tools for the music industry including the Landwell reed knife, the Rittich horn mute, bell plates for orchestral performance, and sound reflectors for orchestral horn sections. In 2005, Daryl moved from his long-time hobby of restoring and hot-rodding old cars to music instrument design and repair. The new hobby became a business and is now Caswell Music Works. 

David Caswell

David received his music training from Northwestern University where he studied with Dale Clevenger and Arnold Jacobs of the Chicago Symphony. At university he studied both horn and electric bass. After music school, David joined with Daryl to form Caswell Music Works. David continues to play horn as a freelancer in Calgary and Red Deer and plays electric bass in a number of local jazz bands. 

Barbara Schneider

Barbara received degrees in zoology from University of Wisconsin in Madison, violin performance diploma from the University of Toronto and a PhD in communication studies from the University of Calgary. She played in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for fifteen years before becoming professor and department head in the Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary. Barbara manages CMW and Landwell Reed Knives Inc. 


Glenda joined Landwell Reed Knives in 2010 and handles the manufacturing of the knives as well as the cleaning and sanitizing operation with CMW.

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