Meet the Chimemaker

Meet the Chimemaker:
Garry Kvistad

Founder and Owner of Woodstock Chimes Garry Kvistad earned a Masters of Music from Northern Illinois University, where he studied music, art and physics in the pursuit of building musical instruments.

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Garry’s Sonic Mixes

Many of our customers ask which Woodstock Chime they should add to their collection. To help, Garry put together this list of chime combinations that have connections musically, culturally or historically.

Which chimes sound good together?

Garry’s Tour Schedule

Garry is a member of the internationally-acclaimed percussion ensemble NEXUS.

Upcoming Performances

Percussion Institute,
Interlochen Center for the Arts

Monday, June 17th, 2019
4000 Highway M-137, Interlochen, MI 49643

Phoenicia International Festival Of The Voice
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 At 8:00 - 11:00pm
Saint Ursula Dr., Phoenicia, NY, 12464
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Drum Boogie Festival
Saturday, September 7th, 2019 At 5:00pm
Andy Lee Field, Woodstock, NY, 12498
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Rochester Fringe Festival
Saturday, September 14th, 2019 At 8:00pm
26 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604
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Garry's Blog

Garry posts wonderful stories about music, performing, his passions and occasionally about his family. Everyone loves when he shows off one of the "toys" in his vast collection of musical instruments.

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A friend of ours, Anne, began a 3,000 mile bike tour from the East Coast to the West Coast on May 1st. There was a send-off gathering at a local pub where I gave her a Hohner Blues Band Harmonica for the trip. Luckily it didn’t add too much weight to her gear and she promised to learn how to play it during her three-month excursion. I expect a concert when she returns.

When the weather cooperates, I try to ride my bike to work, which is only eight miles each way. While there are a number of significant climbs, I can’t imagine what Anne’s experience will be like. 3,000 miles would be almost 200 round trips to work for me. I am very impressed with what she is doing and wish her well!