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Kristilyn W.
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Bassoon lessons with college professor (Doctorate of Musical Arts), 20+ years teaching experience
I'm a professional, classically trained bassoonist that plays with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and rock bands. I've been teaching private lessons for over 20 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, and more.
About Kristilyn W.

I am a classically trained bassoonist with a passion for all types of music. I received my Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in bassoon performance from the Ohio State University, and my Masters of Music in bassoon performance from Arizona State University. In addition to holding a faculty position at Grand Canyon University I teach a large studio of both online and in-person bassoon students. I also perform with symphonies and classical chamber music groups all over the country. Outside of the classical world, I am a founding member of the band Dry River Yacht Club, which has gone on tours, played music festivals, and recorded 3 studio albums. I love working with students on an individual level, finding out what motivates and inspires them, and helping each one accomplish his or her personal goals. Lessons with me focus on technical precision while also developing listening skills, focus, sensitivity, and appreciation for refinement and beauty. **Please note, I am NOT currently accepting bi-weekly students**

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Teaching since 2001

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Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in Bassoon Performance

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My son enjoyed his first lesson with her.

Posted May 11, 2022
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I appreciated The thorough questions she asked my daughter. I love that it can be recorded so she can watch it over again if she needs to.

Posted Nov 2, 2021
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Kristilyn is an excellent, knowledgeable, kind, helpful, and extremely professional instructor....looking forward to more lessons with her!!

Posted Nov 18, 2020
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Adjunct Professor - Bassoon and Music Electives
Aug 2016 - Present
Grand Canyon University
I teach private bassoon lessons and instruct a variety of music electives
Substitute Bassoon
Dec 2015 - Present
Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
Freelance Musician and Private Lesson Instructor
May 2001 - Present
Dr. Kristilyn W.
Active performer and teacher
Principal Bassoon
Sep 2012 - Sep 2016
Scottsdale Philharmonic
Principal Bassoon
Sep 2012 - Nov 2015
Arizona Pro Arte
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Bassoon Studio)
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
The Ohio State University
- Undergraduate bassoon and reed making lessons - Chamber music coaching - Bassoon Methods (class for music education majors aka future band directors - basic playing technique and fundamental knowledge of the bassoon)
Bassoon and Founding Member
Sep 2007 - Dec 2020
Dry River Yacht Club
Dry River Yacht Club is a gypsy-rock-folk band from Phoenix, AZ. A group of friends and I started this band in 2007, and since then we have toured the country, performed at music festivals, and recorded 3 studio albums. Check us out on YouTube!
Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in Bassoon Performance
Sep 2008 - Aug 2011
The Ohio State University
Masters of Music (MM) in Bassoon Performance
Aug 2005 - May 2008
Arizona State University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Best Horn Player
Feb 2015
Modern Times Magazine
International Double Reed Society
Jan 2007
The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) was established in December of 1971 and is a world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts. The society has over 4,400 members from 56 countries. Within the United States, 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are represented.

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Bassoon
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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