Posted on Leave a comment

Summer Bassoon Lessons

Attention students, parents, and band directors in the Winnipeg area: now is the time to sign up for bassoon lessons for the summer! Whether your student is an advanced player or has no experience with the instrument, private instruction is the tool they need to bring their playing to the next level.

Lessons are offered from my home studio in Winnipeg, and I am currently offering a 10% discount on summer lessons for students of all levels. This offer is valid for students who commit to weekly private lessons between July 1 and August 1 (exact schedule and number of lessons can be negotiated to work conveniently around vacation and summer camp plans), and is an ideal opportunity for students who are new to the instrument or who are seeking advanced instruction including preparation for university auditions.

Lessons focus on the following:

Care of the instrument and the musician – students learn to maintain a working instrument and to maximize the efficiency of their own practice
Proficiency with the instrument – fundamentals of tone production, technique, intonation
Integration of music theory with music practice – intervals, scales, arpeggios, phrasing, style
Repertoire – studies, solos, chamber music, ensemble music for band and orchestra
Audition and competition preparation
Bassoon reed-making (advanced students)

All of my students play on reeds that I make for them, and are given a reed free of charge at their first lesson.

For more information about lessons or reeds, please email me at

Leave a Reply