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Joseph M.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $27
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joseph M.

19 Reviews
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25 + yrs playing/teaching experience
Classical to Jazz
Fun mixed with work

About Joseph

Local tutor; Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs. My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current clients), full of success

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Charles G.
This was my 10 year old son’s first lesson with Joe. For me, I really loved his energy. He is patient and worked well with my son , keeping in my of his age. For my son he said Joe is fun. He enjoyed his lesson.
Javon A.
AMAZING KNOWLEDGE, GREAT TECHNIQUE, AND OVER ALL GREAT INSTRUCTOR. WILL HAVE YOU SINGING BETTER IN A MATTER OF WEEKS!!
Tyler G.
Excellent job and I am looking forward to my son having more lessons
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Jack F.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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Bella R.
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!
Michael
Going very well, happy with progress!
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Justin H.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2003
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Justin H.

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The bassoon is an amazing instrument! The nickname for the bassoon is the "clown of the orchestra". I am so excited to teach you more about the bassoon! I am an interactive teacher who can assist you in many ways in regards to learning how to play the bassoon including; correct posture, new breathing techniques, correct fingerings, alternative fingerings, half-hole technique, improved sight-reading skills, greater music theory knowledge, and performance skills. I recommend using the Essential Elements for Band book series. Once we connect and I can find out more about your playing level we can find the perfect book for your. I can't wait to work with you :)

About Justin

As a highly skilled musician and teacher with proven experience in building music programs, teaching all levels of skill, expressing a high level of artistry, and developing professional relationships; I believe you will thoroughly enjoy working with me. I have been a life long musician, starting w

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Greg
One of the most talented musicians I have ever met. While trombone is his main instrument, he plays and instructs exceptionally well on a myriad of other instruments. He is calm and patient with learners and has a very rich knowledge base when it comes to musical literature and technique. I highly recommend Justin Hammis for anyone interested in private lessons.
Jessie
He was band director for my kids. He is a terrific person and a fun, talented director.
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Joshua B.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelor's in Music Education from Ohio State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joshua B.

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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.

About Joshua

I am a tutor who earned a music teaching degree, substitute taught, and didn't become a school teacher. I held professional tech retail jobs and am supplementing my life with my passion - education. Whatever subject or instrument I teach, I celebrate students' successes; and I enjoy helping learn

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Jj P.
Great with my 9yo son!!
Dee Dee B.
My son had a wonderful lesson and was well prepared for his exam
Cameron P.
Our son first time playing bassoon. Base on my son experience, he find Joshua to be very nice, patients, and explains a lot of information. It help him understand about the instrument and the sound when he play. He do have a sense of humor which help my son to have fun and be more comfortable. He also teaches other instruments, too. Highly recommended to everyone!!!!
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Joseph H.

1 Review
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2019
  • B.M. Bassoon Performance from University of Oregon
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Joseph H.

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I'm engaged with the process of teaching bassoon students from the beginner level up to the advanced level. I make sure to make them aware of the importance of proper cleaning and care for their bassoons. I'm a patient teacher and know that everyone learns differently and at different speeds. I like to play duets with the students to make the lessons fun. I'm knowledgeable about bassoon solo pieces and orchestral repertoire and am able to help to help students prepare for solo contests. I emphasize the development of technique through slow scales and gradually expand the range. I'm able to add a little humor in the lessons to make the lessons fun. I view myself as a student in the process of teaching, too. I'm also engaged with teaching students proper embouchure, breath support and talk to them about reeds and am able to teach them reed making and adjustment as they become more advanced. In addition to bassoon I have experience playing Bb Clarinet and am able to offer ...

About Joseph

My name is Joseph and I'm a professional bassoonist from Oregon. I have a B.M. in Bassoon Performance from the University of Oregon studying with Dr. Steve Vacchi and a M.M. in Bassoon Performance from Indiana University Bloomington studying with William Ludwig. I've been playing bassoon in profes

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Joell
My daughter learned more from Joseph than her other bassoon teachers. He was reasonable and ensured that she was learning bassoon technique, not just songs. I truly appreciated his dedication to her learning and passion for the bassoon.
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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Bassoon:
A woodwind instrument in the double reed family that typically plays music written in the bass and tenor clefs, and occasionally the treble. Appearing in its modern form in the 19th century, the bassoon figures prominently in orchestral, concert band, and chamber music literature. The bassoon is a non-transposing instrument known for its distinctive tone colour, wide range, variety of character and agility. Listeners often compare its warm, dark, reedy timbre to that of a male baritone voice. Someone who plays the bassoon is called a bassoonist. The lessons will consist of breathing and finger techniques, learning notes and rhythms and how to read. Very quickly songs will be incorporated and as the student progresses we will work on learning scales and how to solo.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.

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Average Cost of Bassoon Lessons in Tacoma, WA

The average cost of 60-minute bassoon lessons in Tacoma is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $60 and $95 per hour.
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"I can’t say enough good things about Kristilyn. She is very inviting, extremely knowledgeable and is the perfect teacher for me. I would highly recommend her for in person lessons!"
Alyse Stehl
Took Bassoon lessons from Kristilyn W.
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"Very patient and accommodating to our schedule. My son learned some great foundations with Tina."
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Took Bassoon lessons from Tina D.
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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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"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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"Kristilyn is a great teacher. I have only been playing bassoon for four months and she has taught me several things that have helped me to play better. Even though I have had only one lesson from her I know by her instructions I will improve. I plan on continuing lessons with her and recommend her to anyone needing bassoon lessons."
Jordan
Took Bassoon lessons from Kristilyn W.
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"Time flies so quick. I was looking back at TakeLessons.com and realized that my son had his first bassoon lesson with Kristilyn on Oct 8 2017. Now he is a high school senior and planning to pursue his music education at the college – that is a testimony to Kristilyn’s contribution."
Felix
Took Bassoon lessons from Kristilyn W.
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"Our daughter has really enjoyed getting to know Lee and genuinely looks forward to the lesson time with her each week. We’re also pleased with how well our daughter has been doing on her instrument since beginning lessons."
Steve
Took Bassoon lessons from Lee Q.
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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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"Great teacher. She was very knowledgable and very personable. Looking forward to the next lessons"
Faith
Took Bassoon lessons from Kristilyn W.
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"Am a beginner with musical background on other instruments. Have only had one lesson so far, but it was great. Kristilyn communicates concepts simply and clearly and puts you at ease. A true educator, she understand where you are having problems and knows how to help you fix them. She not only explains the 'how,' but also the 'why,' and teaches with comparisons to common every day actions to illustrate concepts as they relate to playing the bassoon. She answered questions before my lesson, which greatly aided me as I was deciding which brand and model bassoon to buy. I feel lucky to have found such a person to take on a bassoon beginner. Can hardly wait to advance to be able to mine the knowledge and experience of this resource in more depth."
Caryl
Took Bassoon lessons from Kristilyn W.
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