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I've been teaching the bassoon for over ten years, and I love it. It is my main instrument as a performer, and in the last few years I've specialized in helping students switch to the bassoon from other instruments. Whether you've never seen a bassoon or you're preparing for a professional audition, I can help you with the intricacies of this wonderful instrument.
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I'm a professional, classically trained bassoonist that plays with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and rock bands. I've been teaching private lessons for over 15 years and I'm available to work with students at any age and skill level including beginners, intermediate students who want to improve their skills (or are picking up the bassoon after time away), as well as advanced students looking for audition and performance coaching. Lessons with me are always positive, supportive, and tailored to each individual's goals and needs.
My method of teaching is motivating and rewarding, and my students always succeed on their scale tests, Region and All State auditions, and college auditions. We can work on major and minor scales, beginner to advanced etudes, solo literature, audition etudes, orchestral excerpts, contemporary music and extended techniques, music theory, improvisation, and more.
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From beginner to advanced, I have 2 performance diplomas on Bassoon and have performed in London's West End Theatres as well as some of the UK's biggest orchestras. I have taught all levels of Bassoonist for the last 20 years and know all the ins and outs of learning this tricky instrument!!
Bassoon is based on a simple set of rules and techniques that must be learned and applied. I'm a professional teacher with a unique ability to perceive what students understand and how they understand, which I use to efficiently build students' knowledge, saving them both time and money.
Interested students can expect to improve all aspects of their playing: tone, artistry, articulation, technique, intonation, and even reed making. All of these will be tailored as necessary for the needs and desires of the student, be they beginners or more advanced players.
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The bassoon is most commonly known for its unique sound, often described of as a drone. Although it is meant to play music written in the bass and tenor registers, the bassoon is not limited to those styles of music. You may be surprised to know that it can actually play pieces written in higher registries. In addition, it has a wide range of tones and textures, which you would learn about through our in-depth bassoon lessons provided by our Certified TakeLessons Instructors. The bassoon is a wonderful woodwind instrument which is prominently used in concert bands, orchestras, and chamber music literature. It is known to have musical agility and a diverse tonal character. So if you want to learn to play the bassoon, don’t hesitate to sign up for our bassoon lessons today!