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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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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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Scales: Practice makes perfect?

We all know that scales are a fundamental part of learning any instrument. Whether we like it or...
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'Why did you choose the bassoon??'. . .

   . . . a common question often asked of bassoonists. In many cases, like mine, the answer is...

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  • Leon Haxby Ware, SG12 Gold Member

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    My philosophy in Music Tuition is to improve the student's technique through exercises and pieces which they enjoy. Increasing their passion for music will increase their motivation for practice and improvement.
  • Tom Hardy Holland Park, W14 Gold Member

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    I am a freelance professional bassoon and contra player in London and teach at the London Oratory School, The City of London School for boys, Sutton Music Service Saturday School as well as privately.
  • Izabela Musial ArtDip MISM Sydenham, SE26 Gold Member

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    I am a London-based bassoonist, graduated in June 2016 from Royal College of Music. I would like to share my passion and experience by teaching.
  • Charlotte Curwen Central Manchester, M15

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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.
  • Lucy Webster Kincardine, AB31

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    I'm an enthusiastic music teacher keen to help others develop their musical abilities and I hope to pass on a real love of music.
  • Meghan Killen Bournville, B30

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    I am a friendly and enthusiastic teacher based in Birmingham. As a recent graduate, I remember well my own time spent learning several instruments, and the delights and challenges this brought.
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  • Scales: Practice makes perfect?

    Meghan Killen Bassoon Teacher (Birmingham) Picture We all know that scales are a fundamental part of learning any instrument. Whether we like it or not, scales and arpeggios are the bread and butter of technical training. But when it comes to actually practising them…. How do we do that? Everyone has heard the phrase ‘practice makes perfect’,...
  • Everyone Can Start Playing The Bassoon

    Izabela Musial ArtDip MISM Bassoon Teacher (South East London) Picture When I meet new people, after explaining what I am doing in my life the question is: "What instrument do you play?". And not always do they know what a bassoon is. Which is really understandable, but at the same time I do believe that everyone can start playing bassoon, no matter what age! Some...
  • 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

    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

    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...