Welcome to

Ever stood in front of the bassoon section and wondered, “What do I say to them? What do all those little keys do? What is a half-hole?”

You are not alone.

This site is dedicated to filling the knowledge gap instrumental teachers face daily in the classroom.

Welcome to TeachingBassoon, your online resource for bassoon instruction. 

"Teaching bassoon, from the beginner level through advanced high school students, shouldn't be as scary as it is. My goal for TeachingBassoon.com is to demystify bassoon instruction for teachers at any level."
Frank Chambers

Dana Pradervand

Associate Director of Bands, University of Houston