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Is the bassoon too big for my child to play?

When I first wanted to start playing the bassoon, I was told that I was too small to play it and...
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Helping your Child Practise

Helping Your Child Practise A note to parents of the young bassoon player. As a parent of...
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The Issues Associated With Poor Group Teaching

Introduction The benefits and weaknesses of group music teaching are issues which have long...
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How to Practise the Bassoon

Never go past your concentration point. It’s better to do half an hour of good, worthwhile...

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    I am a young and enthusiatic music teacher based in Manchester. I specialise in Bassoon and Clarinet tuition and teach a wide range of people and abilities every week. I have 100% pass rate for my pupils exams which I use Trinity and ABRSM.
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  • Chance

    Charlotte Curwen Bassoon Teacher (Manchester) Picture The bassoon is a often described as an endangered instrument and with this it gets lumbered into a group with other less fortunate instruments such as the double bass, oboe, tuba perhaps the french horn. It's a changing group with instruments succeeding and making their way out and others...
  • Becoming a Bassoonist....

    Hannah Rankin Bassoon Teacher (North West London) Picture Why did I choose the bassoon? Well the short answer is that I owe my decision to a lovely lady with a big heart who supported my school's music department, a bit of luck and my own curiosity! After realising that our school didn't have a bassoon in the orchestra, Joan donated a bassoon to the...
  • The Issues Associated With Poor Group Teaching Editor's Pick

    Angharad Elin Thomas Bassoon Teacher (South West London) Picture Introduction The benefits and weaknesses of group music teaching are issues which have long divided music teachers; some love it, some hate it. Most commonly, however, some fail to implement successful and engaging strategies that make the most of the unique environment afforded by the group...

 

  • Is the bassoon too big for my child to play? Editor's Pick

    Antonia Lazenby Bassoon Teacher (South West London) Picture When I first wanted to start playing the bassoon, I was told that I was too small to play it and my primary school suggested that I learn the clarinet for a few years first. Although I loved playing the clarinet (and continued to study it for a long time even after I started the bassoon) I was...
  • Oh, you play the bassoon? Join the orchestra

    Bassoon Teacher (South East London) Picture There is one thing that bassoonists and other players of endangered instruments have to deal with that a lot of beginner to intermediate players don't have to deal with. This is being placed in groups/bands/orchestras with musicians who are often a lot further along in their development. In my...
  • Choosing The Bassoon

    Bassoon Teacher (Croydon) Picture This article is just to highlight that fact that whilst many people go onto the bassoon from another instrument, usually the clarinet, it is very worthwhile in encouraging people to start on the bassoon as an instrument in its own right. This would help to plug the current need of more young...