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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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10 Steps To Beginner Reed Making

Required:- Gouged, shaped and profiled bassoon cane. (can be brought at sites such as...
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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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Becoming a Bassoonist....

Why did I choose the bassoon? Well the short answer is that I owe my decision to a lovely lady...

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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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    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.
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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.
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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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  • 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

    Izabela Musial ArtDip MISM 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...
  • 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...