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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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10 Steps To Beginner Reed Making

Required:- Gouged, shaped and profiled bassoon cane. (can be brought at sites such as...
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Love Your Double Reeds

Any one hoping to play a double reed instrument will have to learn to love their reeds. Reeds...
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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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    Hello! I am an experienced and enthusiastic teacher. I always try and get the best out of my students and try to find creative solutions to musical and technical difficulties, realising that every student learns in a slightly different way.
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    Hello! My name is Hannah and I am a professional bassoonist living in London. I am an enthusiatic and energetic teacher specialising in woodwind and music theory and love working with students of all ages and abilities.
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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 - ABRSM and Trinity.
  • Meghan Killen Northfield, B31

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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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    I truly believe that music is one of the most person-rounding subjects one can study. It teaches so many life-skills such as teamwork, listening, cooperation, dedication, perseverance. All so valuable to all professions.
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  • Love Your Double Reeds Editor's Pick

    Adam Summers MMus Bassoon Teacher (Manchester) Picture Any one hoping to play a double reed instrument will have to learn to love their reeds. Reeds are quite literally dried grass cut into a particular shape which vibrates to create the sound on your instrument. They are fundamental to the success of any reed instruments. Clarinets have a single...
  • 10 Steps To Beginner Reed Making Editor's Pick

    Charlotte Cox Bassoon Teacher (South West London) Picture Required:- Gouged, shaped and profiled bassoon cane. (can be brought at sites such as www.howarth.uk.com)- Tools: Pliers, wet/dry fine sandpaper, mandrel, flat head plier clippers or a tip cutter, bassoon wire, cotton thread and Stanley knife. (Can be brought at www.howarth.uk.com or any tool...
  • 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

    Bassoon Teacher (North 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...