About Pereira 3D
My company began in 2014 with creating my first aftermarket clarinet barrel. It’s amazing how such a small part of the clarinet can affect every aspect of its performance. I was raised in a household of engineers, constantly learning about the newest technologies and their advancements. It started my work towards finding a barrel that gives me a clear, centered, and effortless sound, eventually turning to 3D printing to enhance the level of precision and customization in addition to experimenting with new materials. From there, it expanded to a full range of products that take advantage of these materials, including 3D printed wood materials that will never crack, never change in dimensions, nor require a break-in process.
Over the course of 4 years between my undergraduate and graduate work as a clarinet performance major, I was also a clarinet repair apprentice. Outside of working in my teacher's repair shop while a graduate student, I was able to experiment with the many aspects of setting up a clarinet and test its performance in various playing situations. This ranges from pad selection to bumper materials to barrel tapers, and even beveling particular cork pads in order to affect the way the pad vents. Applying my learnings at the Conservatory turned out to be invaluable. After my start making repairs to classmates' instruments as well as others in the Boston area, I am now thrilled to have my full repair shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In April 2019, Pereira 3D expanded once more into a certified Buffet Crampon dealer. However, I wanted to do more than sell Buffet clarinets, so I travel to Buffet USA headquarters in Jacksonville, FL to pick out the very best clarinets they have to offer. Then, I go the extra mile by removing set-up costs after purchase. All pads seal 100%, spring tensions are properly adjusted, the mechanism is properly regulated, pad venting is corrected, and much more. All of this is to stop the notion that you must play through tons of Buffets to find a great one followed by investing additional money to be professionally set up.
In June 2022, I accomplished a five-year goal of mine - designing the Pereira 3D Blackwood Bb Clarinet, the world's first production 3D-printed clarinet. Designed from 3D Wood material, this instrument is meant to be an affordably-priced wooden clarinet that's not affected by temperature or moisture conditions (unlike traditionally-used woods). I wanted to create a beautiful-sounding instrument that can be used in any musical context and is accessible to any musician. After such an extensive development process, it's wonderful to be able to offer this newest innovation to the community.
I am thrilled to offer my comprehensive services for the clarinet. I look forward to helping others become more confident and excited about the equipment they play.