Find a Bassoon Teacher in your Area

Here are articles on Bassoon. Scroll down to meet the Bassoon Teachers who wrote them.

Bassoon

Editor's Pick

How to Practise the Bassoon

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

Editor's Pick

Love Your Double Reeds

Any one hoping to play a double reed instrument will have to learn to love their reeds. Reeds...
Bassoon

Editor's Pick

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...
Bassoon

Editor's Pick

Helping your Child Practise

Helping Your Child Practise A note to parents of the young bassoon player. As a parent of...

Our Bassoon Teachers

Register for Bassoon Teacher jobs

  • Emily Kate Murphy Taunton, TA1

    Emily Kate Murphy Picture
    from £28.00/hr View Profile
    Experienced and passionate friendly teacher available in Taunton and surrounding areas of Somerset. Please contact me if you have any questions.
  • Antonia Lazenby Dalston, N16

    Antonia Lazenby Picture
    from £40.00/hr View Profile
    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.
  • Sebastian Charlesworth Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN4 Gold Member

    Sebastian Charlesworth Picture
    from £40.00/hr View Profile
    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.
  • Alice Quayle East Finchley, N2

    Alice Quayle Picture
    from £40.00/hr View Profile
    I really enjoy the challenge of teaching, it keeps me on my toes and I find it really interesting how different people learn and respond. My own teachers have had a wonderfully positive influence on me and I'm keen to pass it forwards.
  • Sophie Crawford Twickenham, TW1 Gold Member

    Sophie Crawford Picture
    from £55.00/hr View Profile
    I am highly qualified (BMus hons, MPerf with distinction, Masters in Music Therapy), and am a passionate and caring teacher with over 10 years experience. My teaching approach is friendly and patient, and tailored to the needs of each individual.
  • Lois Au Battersea, SW11 Gold Member

    Lois Au Picture
    from £50.00/hr View Profile
    Whether a complete beginner or post grade 8, I aim to give musical education that is fun and motivating. I have a very consistent record for good exam results and scholarship auditions but whatever your aims, I will do my best to help you reach them.
View all Bassoon Teachers

Bassoon Articles

  • Why Choose The Bassoon?

    Merle Calderbank Bassoon Teacher (Birmingham) Picture Like many animals across the world, the Bassoon has become an endangered species over the last 30 years. This is largely due to its cost and also the expense of the double reed. In many areas, music services cannot provide a large number of these instruments and therefore have very few in their...
  • Practice and Progress

    Alice Quayle Bassoon Teacher (North London) Picture Practice…..a chore? Boring? Frustrating? It certainly can be, but it doesn't have to be. One of the greatest skills you can learn is how to practise effectively and make progress, and it can be applied throughout your life with regards to learning or refining any skill. My own experiences of...
  • Reed Making: The Key to Accelerated Performance

    Michael Elderkin Bassoon Teacher (West Central London) Picture As long as I have been playing bassoon, I have been making reeds. My first teacher thought it an essential skill to learn as early as possible. Already facing the daunting task of learning a complicated instrument with many complicated fingerings, I was not happy about having to construct my own...

 

  • 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

    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’,...