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Jack F.

17 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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Jack F.

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I am an active performer and teacher of bassoon, and am still an active learner on my instrument. Lessons with me are fun, engaging, and informative on this unique and often difficult instrument. I strive for my students to love the bassoon and enjoy working on their craft, whether a beginning band student or an aspiring professional. I earned my Masters of Music in Bassoon Performance at University of North Carolina, Greensboro and my Bachelors of Music in Bassoon Performance from Sacramento State University. I also can help with reed making and adjusting, I make all of my own reeds and sell them on Etsy. My page is called ReedySetGoBassoon

About Jack

Jack has been teaching the bassoon since 2015. He is currently available to teach lessons online. Jack aims to make each lesson fun, enjoyable, educational, and informative. He has helped middle school and high school students win positions in youth orchestras and honor bands in California and North

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Going very well, happy with progress!
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Great teacher, very knowledgeable, smart, kind and very helpful. My son has loved doing bassoon lessons with Jack and it has helped my son tremendously! Thanks so much!
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Shannon S.

74 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BA-Performance from Univ of MO-KC, Winona State Univ
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Shannon S.

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All levels beginning through college / adult.

Affiliations:
American Association of University Professors
American Federation of Musicians
American Symphony Orchestra League
College Music Society
Houston Flute Club
International Double-Reed Society
International Clarinet Society
National Flute Association
North American Saxophone Alliance

About Shannon

AFFILIATIONS: Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA. Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC. -------------- MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical stri

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Jackie D.
Great teacher, wonderful attitude and very efficient and especifiic. Thanks
Jean D.
This was my first lesson, but I am matched right with my instructor. She has made a good assessment of where I am in my learning and where I want to go. I will listen and follow.
James D.
Very patient and helpful. Great to talk to as well!
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Lee Q.

62 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
  • Teaching since 1996
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Lee Q.

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Lee is an accomplished bassoonist who specializes in working with new and developing bassoon players. Lee can direct students to the best bassoon reeds and accessories, as well as offer the best advice on starting and improving skills on bassoon. 

Lee uses the New Weissenborn Method books and offers a digitized library of elementary solo pieces, standard bassoon literature and orchestral excerpts.

Lee received a Master of Music degree in Bassoon Pedagogy (Belmont University) and graduated from Loyola University New Orleans (Bachelor of Music Education), where she performed as principal bassoonist for both orchestras.

Lee also graduated from the U.S. Armed Forces School of Music and served as a Bassoon Player in the U.S. Army with the 1st Cavalry Division Band. She currently performs with several orchestras and bands in the Los Angeles area.

About Lee

Minimum ages: 8 for ukulele 9-10 for guitar/bass guitar 12 for bassoon Lee Q. has a master's degree and comprehensive experience in music instruction and performance, including solo performance, orchestra, concert band, folk/bluegrass orchestra, chamber ensembles, rock/blues/folk and pep

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Really good. I think she is a experienced teacher.
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Julia H.

30 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, French and English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 6 to 90
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Julia H.

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My name is Julia and I'm the Principal Bassoonist of the Nashville Symphony and the Santa Fe Opera. Additionally, I regularly perform with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. I have a Bachelors degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and I previously studied at the Montréal Music Conservatory.
As a soloist, I performed numerous times with the Nashville Symphony, Les Violons du Roy and Trois-Rvières Symphony.
As a teacher, I specialize in audition preparation and mental game coaching. I adjust my teaching to your personal goals! From reed making to excerpts, I'm here to help you!

About Julia

I'm the Principal Bassoonist of the Nashville Symphony and the Santa Fe Opera. I have performed as guest Principal Bassoon with many North American orchestras including the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Les Violons du Roy. As a soloist, I performed numerous times

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John
Our son has now had three lessons with Julia and says he has already learned so much. He is excited for his weekly time with her. She, herself, is a talented bassoonist who demonstrates what she is asking of him (practicing what she preaches) and plays alongside him. Her instruction is exceptionally delivered and, therefore, well received. She is teaching music theory, technique, and performance all in one. We are so excited to have found her!
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Julia is a fantastic teacher, artist, and human being! I think that her background in classical music gives her an edge as far as figuring ways to think outside the box and better help the french student. She's also multilingual, which gives her an extra set of tools to further solve any language learning issues. She'll teach you well and amply, but she will also push your limits and be demanding if you're interested in progressing faster, especially when it comes to proper pronunciation.

She's an amazing teacher and I wouldn't be as fluent as I am if it weren't for her. I highly recommend her!
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Dana U.

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  • Speaks Spanish, English, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Dana U.

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I started learning bassoon in 2009 and it has quickly become an obsession of mine :)

About Dana

Welcome to my page! I believe strongly that each student, young or old, deserves respect and diligence on my part. Of course, no lesson would be complete without some corny humor and an understanding that each student is unique in their own way. My specialty is in making music accessible to everyon

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Komi Z.
It was so much fun!
Anaya Z.
Very patient and very nice to my daughter. She is really good with Kids. My daughter really likes her.
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Rebecca K.

64 Reviews
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  • Music-Education/Theory from Azusa Pacific University
  • Teaching since 2007
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Rebecca K.

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Want to get started on the bassoon? I can help!

About Rebecca

Hello! I am a classically trained vocalist and percussionist, with a BA in Music, specializing in Education and Theory. I have taught band, choir, orchestra and piano in high school and middle school. I have also done Music Directing with kids aged 7-14 for various musicals and have taught element

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Yasmine B.
It was my daughters first lesson with Rebecca and she did amazing. Rebecca is so great with kids and kept my daughter engaged. She is excited to learn the piano and can’t wait for her next class
Solène
I'm very excited to have Rebecca as an instructor, she is kind, patient, and knowledgeable!

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The average cost of 60-minute bassoon lessons is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $55 and $95 per hour.
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"Great Lesson Lee know her stuff and this is what Elizabeth needs a Real Bassoon Player.."
Elizabeth
Took Bassoon lessons from Lee Q.
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"Lee Quick has been an exceptional online bassoon instructor for our 15 year old from middle school into high school. We have had experience with face to face lessons with two other highly regarded private instructors and, in comparison, the online lessons with Lee have been consistently enjoyable and a highlight of the week for our daughter. Lee provided very helpful hints and tips for perfecting performances with the school orchestra the regional youth orchestra. Lee also helped our daughter sustain her interest and skill on the instrument by providing music and suggestions for exercises and continued development when she was not formally involved in any performance programs. Highly recommended."
John
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"Kristilyn is a fantastic teacher and musician. I have know her for many years and everytime we get to work together it is always top quality and great time. I highly recommend Kristilyn for all your bassoon and music theory needs."
Nikolaus
Took Bassoon lessons from Kristilyn W.
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"I was impressed after one lesson - clear, concise explanations, attention to how I learn (visual, memorization, or through physical learning) so that lessons and instructions could be tailored to my learning style. Encouraging, energetic and profesional. I couldn't be more excited to have her as a teacher and suddenly this all seems a lot less anxiety-inducing and far more enjoyable. Totally banished the bad memories of grade-school music classes, which put me off learning an instrument for many decades."
Jodi
Took Bassoon lessons from Kristilyn W.
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"My son has been taking lessons from Kristilyn for about 6 months now and she has been amazing. My 16 year old is always over scheduled and Kristilyn has been more than willing to work around his schedule when the need has arisen. She has also helped him choose appropriate music for several auditions and practice for the auditions. She has stretched his limits on the bassoon with out frustrating him. We highly recommend Kristilyn as an instructor."
Aiden
Took Bassoon lessons from Kristilyn W.
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"Great teacher and knows a lot of what she is doing"
Janet
Took Bassoon lessons from Kristilyn W.
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"Kristilyn is a great instructor. She has helped my daughter get back to playing bassoon for high school band after a one year hiatus, and she is doing great! The one on one instruction and ability to do the lessons from home make things super flexible for our busy family. I wasn't sure at first how the online lessons would work, or if it would be as effective as meeting with someone in person, but the lessons have definitely exceeded my expectations!"
Emma Stephenson
Took Bassoon lessons from Kristilyn W.
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"Kristilyn is great at teaching, listening and explaining. She knows everything there is to know about playing the bassoon, and I feel as though I have learned so much from her. I was unsure that online lessons would work, but they are awesome!"
Caleb
Took Bassoon lessons from Kristilyn W.
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"If you want to learn Bassoon or become a better bassoonist, here’s why you should take lessons with Lee Quick:
1. She has exceptional credentials and experience as a performing bassoonist and as a bassoon teacher.
2. She has a Master’s Degree in Music Education specializing in teaching the Bassoon.
3. She uses the newest best available book for learning bassoon.
4. Students have access to Lee’s library of bassoon music and reference materials.
5. Lee is a very engaging instructor. She helps you advance quickly and is committed to your success."
Phyllis Radke
Took Bassoon lessons from Lee Q.
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"Mrs. Quick was an awesome bassoon teacher who taught me the instrument well in an astoundingly short amount of time. She was flexible and willing to adapt to my sometimes hectic schedule. I would highly recommend her as a bassoon teacher."
Ben Hayes
Took Bassoon lessons from Lee Q.
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Private Bassoon Lessons Near you

Bassoonists are empowered to produce a wide range of pitches and sounds with a variety of tones and characters. They're commonly members of orchestras and concert bands, and bassoonists are also often prominently featured in chamber music. Although it's common for them to voice the bass and tenor sections of an orchestra or ensemble, bassoonists also often enjoy the privilege of playing solo. 

The bassoon is a double reed instrument (it uses two vibrating reeds to produce sound) that belongs to the woodwind family. Bassoon music is commonly written in the bass and tenor clefs and, occasionally, in treble clef. They're available in two sizes bassoon and double bassoon (contrabassoon), which plays a full octave lower than the regular bassoon. 

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soon breaks down into separate parts. Including the reed, bassoons are comprised of six separate parts. Learning how to properly and carefully assemble these to build a complete bassoon will be one of the first things you study when you learn to play bassoon. 

Why Learn to Play Bassoon?

The most important reason one should choose to learn to play the bassoon is for the love of its unique timbre, tonal qualities, and music composed specially for its range and sound. Some of these pieces include exquisite works composed by Debussy, Vivaldi, Stravinsky, Ravel, Berlioz, and Saint Seans. 

In spite of its beautiful sound, fewer musicians choose the bassoon compared to other orchestral instruments. As a result, bassoon players tend to have less competition and more opportunities when it comes to auditioning for bands, orchestras, and other ensembles. If you learn to play the bassoon, you'll likely find plenty of opportunities in your own neighborhood to play professionally or in amateur ensembles. 

The Best Way to Learn Bassoon and What You'll Study in Bassoon Classes

It's easy to find plenty of free bassoon lessons online, but the best way to learn is by studying with a private bassoon tutor. With your teacher's undivided attention and prompt feedback, you'll overcome challenges quickly and learn new techniques fast. Plus, you'll avoid developing any bad habits that could potentially become detrimental to your improvement. 

You'll stay motivated and energized in private lessons, as you enjoy course content customized to your individual interests. No two lessons are alike, and private tutors personalize each lesson based on the student's interests, abilities, and preferred learning styles. For example, bassoon classes for children differ greatly in terms of teaching style and course content from bassoon lessons for adults. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Bassoon Lessons

If you have little to no previous experience playing the bassoon, then beginner lessons are for you. In beginner bassoon lessons, you'll learn all the basic techniques and musical theory needed for a proper introduction to playing the bassoon. From the start, you'll begin to develop good habits, like proper posture and embouchure. In beginner lessons, your bassoon tutor might cover the following topics:

  • Instrument anatomy and care
  • Proper hold, posture, and embouchure
  • Bassoon fingering, scales, and playing simple melodies
  • Reading musical notation
  • Introduction to music theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Bassoon Lessons

If you're already familiar with the basics of music theory, reading musical notation, and playing bassoon, then intermediate lessons are for you. In intermediate bassoon classes, you'll learn new techniques and improve your skills, as you challenge yourself to play increasingly complex bassoon music. Your bassoon teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Master your instrument's full range: extremely high and low notes
  • Multiphonics and microtones
  • Key rattles and slaps
  • Playing with the reed removed
  • Tonguing techniques

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Bassoon Lessons

Advanced lessons are intended for students who have extensive experience playing bassoon. Advanced course content greatly depends on the student's individual goals, interests, and reasons for continuing to study with a private tutor. You'll overcome personal challenges and perfect your instrument's tone and your bassoon playing techniques. In advanced lessons, your bassoon teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Sight reading
  • Soloing and improvisation
  • Polishing dynamics and expressive playing
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a Bassoon Teacher Near You

If you're ready to join a concert band or headline a solo bassoon concert, then you'll need to find a teacher. Luckily, it's easy to find a bassoon tutor near you on TakeLessons. A quick search will lead you to a long list of highly qualified and experienced teachers who offer bassoon lessons near you and online. We recommend browsing several profiles and reading reviews left by other aspiring bassoonists. 

The price of bassoon classes varies, but most teachers base rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you'll have no problem finding a private bassoon teacher who can accommodate both your budget and your schedule. Plus, as you learn quickly and improve after your very first lessons, you'll find that private bassoon classes are well worth the investment.