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.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2015
Master of Music - Bassoon Performance
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
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.
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.
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!