In your first bassoon lesson, your teacher will show you how to put the bassoon together and how to hold it in the right position, so that you are able to replicate this when you’re practicing at home. It is a double reed instrument and so your teacher will show you how to make a sound on the reed first before moving to the instrument. It may feel difficult to make a sound at first but after a few weeks it will start to become more comfortable and you’ll be able to play some simple tunes!
Bassoon lessons for experienced players
For a more advanced bassoon player, our Music Place teachers can work with you on more advanced techniques, including sound projection, use of dynamics and playing in the higher register, as well as increasing your finger dexterity and extending your repertoire.
You will be able to work with your teacher towards ABRSM exams, up to grade 8 and you will be able to take your exam here at the Music Place. Make sure you let your teacher know what you enjoy about playing the bassoon and what you find tricky.
More opportunities for our basson student
Perform at Instrumental Day or the Music Place Talent Show
Adult Woodwind group on Thursday evenings at 7.00pm
We can help you prepare to join a local orchestra or wind band