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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner
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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 M.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
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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Joseph H.

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Teaches Online
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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Christopher F.

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

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***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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Lee Q.

70 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Master of Music in Instrumental Pedagogy, Bassoon from Belmont University
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lee Q.

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Lee is an accomplished bassoonist who specializes in working with new and developing bassoon players. Lee can direct students to the best bassoon reeds and accessories, as well as advice on preparing auditions for all-state. 

Lee uses the New Weissenborn Method book and offers a comprehensive digitized library of solo pieces, standard bassoon literature and orchestral excerpts.

Lee received a Master of Music degree in Bassoon Pedagogy (Belmont University) and graduated from Loyola University New Orleans (Bachelor of Music Education), where she performed as principal bassoonist for both orchestras.

Lee also graduated from the U.S. Armed Forces School of Music and served as a Bassoon Player in the U.S. Army with the 1st Cavalry Division Band. She currently performs with several orchestras and bands in the greater Los Angeles area.

About Lee

Teaching online since 2018 Minimum age: 8 for ukulele 10 for guitar/bass guitar 12 for bassoon Lee Q. has a master's degree and comprehensive experience in music instruction and performance, including solo performance, orchestra, concert band, folk/bluegrass orchestra, chamber ensembles, r

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Silky W.
Thank you so much for your help, Lee. I learned many great tips, useful resources, and meaningful comments in one lesson. I look forward to working with you again!
Violet
She is really nice and a great instructor, especially for beginning guitarists. She is patient and encouraging, and tailors your class to your interests.
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Joelle W.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded Merit Scholarship from New England Conservatory
  • Teaches students 11 and up
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Joelle W.

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I graduated from New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in Classical Bassoon Performance and Contemporary Improvisation. I currently play as a freelance player and perform with local experimental ensembles in the Austin, TX area. Bassoon has been a passion and my primary means of expression for as long as I can remember. I want to help students achieve that same sense of accomplishment and direction I felt and continue to feel with the instrument.

I was classically trained for 11 years under bassoonists Mark Goldberg, Richard Svoboda, and Lori Tiberio. My Contemporary Improvisation studies were conducted with renowned improvisors Joe Morris and Anthony Coleman at the New England Conservatory of Music. As a graduate of NEC's Contemporary Improvisation Department, I can help students push the boundaries of their instrument, think outside the box, and utilize techniques not often found in the classical community.

About Joelle

I am a professional bassoonist and I recently moved to Leander, TX from NYC. I graduated from New England Conservatory of Music with a Bachelors of Music, specifically Contemporary Improvisation and Bassoon Performance . With my background in experimental music and free improvisation, students ca

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"I learned many tips and technical things specific to the bassoon in my first lesson! Lee is patient and very knowledgeable. I'm looking forward to the next lesson."
Georgeanne
Took Bassoon lessons from Lee Q.
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"Shannon is very thorough explaining the music and clear in her expectations. We plan to stay with her for long term."
Leah
Took Bassoon lessons from Shannon S.
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"First lesson went well!"
Audrey
Took Bassoon lessons from Tina D.
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"First lesson went well!"
Audrey
Took Bassoon lessons from Tina D.
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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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"It's the most work I've ever gotten done in a lesson!"
Mandy
Took Bassoon lessons from Randall K.
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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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"My daughter had her first lesson and she enjoyed her experience. It was both engaging and Lee was extremely helpful! She provided us with much information , looking forward to next lesson !"
Serena
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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"If you want to learn Bassoon or become a better bassoonist, here’s why you should take lessons with Lee Quick:
1. She has exceptional credentials and experience as a performing bassoonist and as a bassoon teacher.
2. She has a Master’s Degree in Music Education specializing in teaching the Bassoon.
3. She uses the newest best available book for learning bassoon.
4. Students have access to Lee’s library of bassoon music and reference materials.
5. Lee is a very engaging instructor. She helps you advance quickly and is committed to your success."
Phyllis Radke
Took Bassoon lessons from Lee Q.
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