Each online lesson takes place between one teacher and one student for either 30 or 60 minutes. While our bassoon sessions are all private, parents are more than welcome to attend their child’s lessons.
Creating the correct foundation for technique and appropriate repertoire is the utmost important thing. Students will start with the fundamentals, such as bassoon assembly, reed position, breath control, real tones production, finger placement, etc. Intermediate students learn how to play clear sound, articulation, and an overview of tunes, pieces and songs taught. Intermediate and experienced students will develop proficiency in long tones, scales, bassoon ornamentation and vibrato, along with learning significant repertoire.
We work on the repertoire in these categories: etudes and studies, solo works, concertos, variations, etc., and short pieces. Students at all levels will be given a selection of repertoire from multiple eras of music to study and perfect.