LESSONS / REEDS
I have been teaching bassoon lessons for 20 years. It's something I love doing. I don't think my life as a professional bassoon player would be complete without it. I have a lot of fun and I believe my students do as well. I teach students of all ages and all levels. In addition to my private studio, I am on the faculties of Lewis and Clark College and University of Portland. I also teach on Skype and FaceTime if traveling to me is not convenient or if it is your preferred method of taking lessons. Taking lessons is a great way to get support and grow as a player and a person. In addition to being a very good teacher, I am a great cheerleader! I had several great private teachers along the way that were a part of my development and now it's my goal to be that person for my students.
As a professional bassoon player, it's imperative that I am able to make my own reeds. My first teacher started teaching me about reed making when I was in 7th grade. That was almost 30 years ago. I've made thousands of reeds. I teach my students to make reeds as well. When selling finished reeds, I charge $35 for bassoon reeds and $40 for contrabassoon reeds. Hand made reeds are so much better than store bought reeds! I usually ask for a minimum order of 2 reeds and I charge $8 for shipping and insurance. Click 'Buy Now' to give 2 bassoon reeds a try. I can easily invoice you for more if you want. Just send me a message. Thanks!