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Jack F.
Teaches Online
Learn to play the bassoon skillfully from a teacher with a Masters in bassoon performance
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 F.

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 Carolina. Jack studied bassoon performance with Dr. David Wells at California State University, Sacramento and studied bassoon performance with Dr. Michael Burns at University of North Carolina, Greensboro. The tutelage of these great bassoonists fostered a love of music performance and education and sharing the magic of bassoon playing with younger students. Jack holds a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Theory from University of North Carolina, Greensboro. His training specifically focused on pedagogy of music theory and the study of current trends in music theory. Jack is an accomplished bassoon reed maker and makes his reeds available to purchase for his students. The importance of a good reed to a young bassoonist is paramount; it is key to making great music and being successful from day to day.

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Jack was immediately very engaging and a knowledgeable teacher . He was able to make a great connection and my children already feels more confident. It was wonderful to see someone understand what my child needed and they are feeling enthusiastic about bassoon again.

Posted Dec 18, 2021
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My 14 year old son is so impressed and appreciative of Jack and is learning a lot from him. Jack's style and approach is engaging and motivating. He's only 3 lessons in and has asked to continue "as long as possible"! We'd say Jack is a gem.

Posted Sep 16, 2021
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First lesson today for my daughter. He was very patient with her. He took everything slow, since she has never played any musical instrument. She is now excited to practice and learn more!

Posted Jun 29, 2021
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Jan 2021 - Present
Carolina Philharmonic
Principal Bassoon for Carolina Philharmonic in Pinehurst, NC
Bassoonist
Nov 2019 - Present
North Carolina Opera
Second Bassoon for North Carolina Opera in Raleigh, NC
Bassoon Instructor
Jul 2018 - Present
UNCG Summer Music Camp
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Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2017 - May 2019
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Held position as Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Duties include playing in the graduate wind quintet, the university wind ensemble, and the teaching assistant for the Intro to Musicology course.
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Jul 2018 - Jul 2018
Long Bay Symphony
Played bassoon and contrabassoon with the Long Bay Symphony
2nd Bassoon
Sep 2016 - May 2017
Folsom Symphony
Played one season with the Folsom Symphony in Folsom, CA before moving to North Carolina
Bassoonist/Contrabassoonist
Sep 2016 - May 2017
Auburn Symphony
Played one season with the Auburn Symphony in Auburn, CA before moving to North Carolina
Contrabassoon
Sep 2015 - May 2017
California Youth Symphony
Played contrabassoon on multiple occasions for this prestigious youth orchestra in Silicon Valley, CA
Bassoonist/Contrabassoonist
Sep 2014 - May 2017
Camellia Symphony
Played multiple concerts over three seasons with the Camellia Symphony. Held a full time position for the 2016-17 season
Principal Bassoon
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Sacramento State Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Played multiple concerts per year as the principal bassoonist and occasional contrabassoonist
Principal Bassoon
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Sacramento State Symphony Orchestra
Played 6 concerts per season as principal bassoon and occasional contrabassoonist
Camp Intern
Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
Bocal Majority
Worked as camp intern for Bocal Majority, the only national bassoon/oboe summer camp in the US. Duties included coaching small chamber groups and working with the campers on reed construction and adjustment.
Master of Music - Bassoon Performance
Aug 2017 - May 2019
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Bachelor of Music - Bassoon Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2017
Sacramento State University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Theory
May 2019
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Pi Kappa Lambda
Apr 2016
An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

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Instructor details
Bassoon
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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