Thank you for your interest in my studio! I teach absolute beginners to intermediate saxophonists and help any interested musicians transition to bassoon. I offer zoom lessons and am happy to discuss rates for lessons at your home. Please email me at email@example.com or call/text (916)761-8719 to check my availability!
audrey's bassoon reed-making series is here!
Dates available as demand arises
1. Scoring, Beveling, Folding and Wiring cane
Students will need a small notebook to take notes, pliers (#E-36, $22) and a holding mandrel (#E-07 or #E-08, $22) which can be found at https://www.forrestsmusic.com. Cane, wires, and a wooden dowel will be provided. My specialized flat forming mandrel will be shared and a utility knife will be used with individual supervision.
2. Wrapping, Cutting, Arching and Tip Work
Students will need pliers (#E-36, $22), a knife (Call Forrest's and talk to Cynthia Hanson for great info), a holding mandrel (#E-07 or #E-08, $22), nylon thread (I will have extra spools), and a drying rack (Any works. Cheapest is #E-18 $20 or Amazon will do it too). I will provide razor blades with individual supervision over cutting reeds open and plaques.
Sacramento Youth Symphony: http://www.sacramentoyouthsymphony.org
A wonderful program for students who don’t have an orchestra program at school or who want more exposure. Audition required. Weekly rehearsals in Rosemont.
Forrest’s Double Reeds: https://www.forrestsmusic.com
A good place to start searches for reed tools - and a fun place to stop by in Berkeley on the way to San Francisco!
Music and the Bassoon: http://www.musicandthebassoon.org
This is an invaluable resource for beginner bassoonists! It contains video tutorials on breathing, vibrato, embouchure, tone production, and many other things. I draw several of my analogies from this series.
International Double reed Society: https://www.idrs.org/
California Music Educators Association http://www.calmusiced.com/
Check here for dates and information for solo and ensemble festivals
Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association http://www.calmusiced.com/
This association holds a youth artist solo competition annually in January. Winners get $500 and the opportunity to perform a solo with one of the association’s ensembles.