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MICHAEL LOMAX: Started his study of the clarinet at the age of nine. When he was fifteen he started working after school as a woodwind repair apprentice for a local music store. After college where he received a degree in clarinet performance, he was accepted as a member of the clarinet section of the United States Navy Band, Washington, D.C. While studying with Anthony Gigliotti, principal clarinet of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mike had the opportunity to also study clarinet repair with woodwind repair icon Hans Moening , also of Philadelphia. Following his Master Degree work Mike played in several different professional orchestras in Arkansas and Missouri. In 1987 he was selected as principal clarinet of the Springfield Missouri Symphony Orchestra. A position he held for twenty-one years.Mike lives with his wife Suzanne and their two long haired dachshunds Siggi and Hershey. He enjoys eating lunch with friends and riding his Vespa scooter. For product information, order inquiries, and dealer information, contact Mike at

kathryn lomaxKATHRYN LOMAX: Kathryn oversees our daily shop operations as well as our customer and artist relations. She is also in charge of our handcrafted PRELUDE series student mouthpieces and our HumidiPro Cases. Kathryn enjoys visiting the local flea markets and antique stores around Springfield, MO as well as restoring and remodeling her home and playing with her dog Layla. You can contact her at:

fryerLYNN SEWARD FRYER: Lynn Seward Fryer is retired from The United States Navy Band in Washington , DC where she was a soloist, played Bb and Eb clarinet and retired as the Operations Chief.
Lynn is a long time member of the Washington Winds, conducted by Edward Petersen.  The Washington Winds is an ensemble that annually records newly composed music from many of the well-known publishers of wind band literature. 
Fryer’s musical studies began at age five on piano, later adding clarinet at the age of 10.  After graduating from Richmond (MO) High School in 1979, she attended Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO, and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in 1984.  In addition, she has completed graduate work in Music Education at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO.  Fryer studied clarinet with David Shifrin, Herbert Blayman, James Pyne, Nancy Seward, Ron Shroyer and Richard Weertz.
She has been a soloist/clinician with college and high school bands throughout the United States and Austria.  In addition, Fryer has taught privately for over 25 years in Missouri, Michigan, Maryland and Florida.
Lynn and her husband, Hal, recorded a compact disc entitled Clarinet Pizzazz in 2008. She is currently active as a private clarinet instructor, soloist, woodwind coach and adjudicator.  Fryer is a member of the Missouri Music Educators Association, Missouri Bandmasters Association, MENC and the International Clarinet Association.  The Fryer’s have a lovely, spunky miniature Schnauzer named Jo who keeps them entertained.

ABOUT OUR LOGO Our very dear friend Joseph Schellhardt was the inspiration behind our logo. He was a very multitalented individual, with multiple degrees in music and English Literature. Joseph was a great lover of flowers, and in particular, roses. Thus it seemed only fitting to him that with a name like LOMAX CLASSIC a rose should be at the very center of our logo. So, our rose is in honor of Joseph! He is with us in our hearts and minds every day.