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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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Bassoon:
A woodwind instrument in the double reed family that typically plays music written in the bass and tenor clefs, and occasionally the treble. Appearing in its modern form in the 19th century, the bassoon figures prominently in orchestral, concert band, and chamber music literature. The bassoon is a non-transposing instrument known for its distinctive tone colour, wide range, variety of character and agility. Listeners often compare its warm, dark, reedy timbre to that of a male baritone voice. Someone who plays the bassoon is called a bassoonist. The lessons will consist of breathing and finger techniques, learning notes and rhythms and how to read. Very quickly songs will be incorporated and as the student progresses we will work on learning scales and how to solo.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Joseph H.

1 Review
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Awarded Indiana University Performer's Certificate from Indiana University Bloomington
  • B.M. Bassoon Performance from University of Oregon
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Joseph H.

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I'm engaged with the process of teaching bassoon students from the beginner level up to the advanced level. I make sure to make them aware of the importance of proper cleaning and care for their bassoons. I'm a patient teacher and know that everyone learns differently and at different speeds. I like to play duets with the students to make the lessons fun. I'm knowledgeable about bassoon solo pieces and orchestral repertoire and am able to help to help students prepare for solo contests. I emphasize the development of technique through slow scales and gradually expand the range. I'm able to add a little humor in the lessons to make the lessons fun. I view myself as a student in the process of teaching, too. I'm also engaged with teaching students proper embouchure, breath support and talk to them about reeds and am able to teach them reed making and adjustment as they become more advanced. In addition to bassoon I have experience playing Bb Clarinet and am able to offer ...

About Joseph

My name is Joseph and I'm a professional bassoonist from Oregon. I have a B.M. in Bassoon Performance from the University of Oregon studying with Dr. Steve Vacchi and a M.M. in Bassoon Performance from Indiana University Bloomington studying with William Ludwig. I've been playing bassoon in profes

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Joell
My daughter learned more from Joseph than her other bassoon teachers. He was reasonable and ensured that she was learning bassoon technique, not just songs. I truly appreciated his dedication to her learning and passion for the bassoon.
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Julia H.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Bachelors from The Curtis Institute of Music
  • Teaches students 6 to 90
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Julia H.

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My name is Julia and I'm the Principal Bassoonist of the Nashville Symphony and the Santa Fe Opera. Additionally, I regularly perform with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. I have a Bachelors degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and I previously studied at the Montréal Music Conservatory.
As a soloist, I performed numerous times with the Nashville Symphony, Les Violons du Roy and Trois-Rvières Symphony.
As a teacher, I specialize in audition preparation and mental game coaching. I adjust my teaching to your personal goals! From reed making to excerpts, I'm here to help you!

About Julia

I'm the Principal Bassoonist of the Nashville Symphony and the Santa Fe Opera. I have performed as guest Principal Bassoon with many North American orchestras including the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Les Violons du Roy. As a soloist, I performed numerous times

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Jane
The best instructor ever, super professional. Sometimes I see videos of her online, she is so good that it makes you want to cry.
John
Our son has now had three lessons with Julia and says he has already learned so much. He is excited for his weekly time with her. She, herself, is a talented bassoonist who demonstrates what she is asking of him (practicing what she preaches) and plays alongside him. Her instruction is exceptionally delivered and, therefore, well received. She is teaching music theory, technique, and performance all in one. We are so excited to have found her!
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Joseph M.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $27
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1991
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Joseph M.

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25 + yrs playing/teaching experience
Classical to Jazz
Fun mixed with work

About Joseph

Local tutor; Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs. My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current clients), full of success

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Rafael
This guy's the real deal man. You just gotta come prepared, take it seriously, and he will take you seriously and put you on the right track.
Micalyne D.
Our First Lesson and we are Pleased.
Looking forward to weekly sessions.
Ella, Olivia L.
Both my daughters enjoyed their first piano lessons. They can’t wait for next week!
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Christopher F.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $44
  • Teaching since 2010
  • MFA, Instrumental Arts from California Institute of the Arts
  • Awarded International Research and Opportunities Program from Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research
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Christopher F.

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I have been coaching woodwind players and freelancing for the last 10 years in Los Angeles, New York, and back home in New Hampshire. Growing up, I heard my sister practicing the clarinet couldn't wait to get started with music lessons. In high school, I was handed a bassoon from a dusty closet in band and immediately started learning and playing. Going into college, I met my first bassoon teacher who changed my life and opened doors like my first scholarship to study at university. Today, I play creative music of all genres and will help each student find music that they enjoy playing.

Music lessons are an opportunity to facilitate skill acquisition, self-expression, and strategic planning to meet new goals. Ideally the teacher and student agree to treat each musical idea with a unique attention, where the student learns by way of the teachers experience and insightful guidance, and the teacher also learns through live interaction with the student. I believe this type of learning to

About Christopher

***What to Expect From Your First Lesson*** Hi, my name is Christopher and I want to give you some information about what you can expect from a lesson, including your very first one. We first put the instrument together and talk about how to take care of this wonderful and also expensive musical

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Fakoya
Chris is a wonderful teacher! I had a couple of lessons with him to prepare for my Grad School auditions. and he provided me with the feedback I needed in a supportive style. Even though I was only able to have a couple of lessons they were quite meaningful and I would definitely recommend him. He has great energy and is quite knowledgeable.
Mara
Chris loves teaching woodwinds and it shows! He is amazing at bassoon as well as clarinet, flute, and shakuhachi. He’s great with breath control, musicality, and tailoring lessons to students strengths and individual needs. Highly recommend!!
Roberta
Chris has an infectious love for music and woodwind instruments, and he shares this enthusiasm with his students. As a performer and teacher, he is well-versed in many styles of playing. He is patient, kind and intuitive about the needs of his students. I highly recommend Chris as a teacher!
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Justin H.

5 Reviews
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  • Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from Central Michigan University
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Justin H.

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The bassoon is an amazing instrument! The nickname for the bassoon is the "clown of the orchestra". I am so excited to teach you more about the bassoon! I am an interactive teacher who can assist you in many ways in regards to learning how to play the bassoon including; correct posture, new breathing techniques, correct fingerings, alternative fingerings, half-hole technique, improved sight-reading skills, greater music theory knowledge, and performance skills. I recommend using the Essential Elements for Band book series. Once we connect and I can find out more about your playing level we can find the perfect book for your. I can't wait to work with you :)

About Justin

As a highly skilled musician and teacher with proven experience in building music programs, teaching all levels of skill, expressing a high level of artistry, and developing professional relationships; I believe you will thoroughly enjoy working with me. I have been a life long musician, starting w

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Ramon L.
He is almost perfect however needs to be assertive and more frank.
Ramon L.
The bassoon is intimidating but not the teacher.
Ramon L.

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"First lesson went well!"
Audrey
Took Bassoon lessons from Tina D.
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"Ms Quick really helped shape a mold the bassoonist I am today."
Katerina
Took Bassoon lessons from Lee Q.
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"Great 1st lesson!!! More to come!!!"
Jaiden
Took Bassoon lessons from Lee Q.
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"Christopher is a kind, organized, energetic, and encouraging teacher! He is always prepared and eager to teach music. He listens to his students’ needs and interests. I recommend Christopher because he goes above and beyond for his students!"
Anna
Took Bassoon lessons from Christopher F.
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"Lee is an excellent Bassoon instructor. My daughter has been working with Lee since the summer and find Lee very knowledgeable, patient, professional and encouraging. She is very supportive and easy to work with. We are continuing further lessons with Lee. We highly recommend Lee to anyone."
Rita
Took Bassoon lessons from Lee Q.
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"Great Lesson Lee know her stuff and this is what Elizabeth needs a Real Bassoon Player.."
Elizabeth
Took Bassoon lessons from Lee Q.
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"First lesson went well!"
Audrey
Took Bassoon lessons from Tina D.
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"Mrs. Quick was an awesome bassoon teacher who taught me the instrument well in an astoundingly short amount of time. She was flexible and willing to adapt to my sometimes hectic schedule. I would highly recommend her as a bassoon teacher."
Ben Hayes
Took Bassoon lessons from Lee Q.
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"Our son first time playing bassoon. Base on my son experience, he find Joshua to be very nice, patients, and explains a lot of information. It help him understand about the instrument and the sound when he play. He do have a sense of humor which help my son to have fun and be more comfortable. He also teaches other instruments, too. Highly recommended to everyone!!!!"
Cameron
Took Bassoon lessons from Joshua B.
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"Very patient and accommodating to our schedule. My son learned some great foundations with Tina."
Patricia bardowell
Took Bassoon lessons from Tina D.
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