• Drew Pattison

    bassoon | soundpainting

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     Hi. I teach bassoon, practice, and soundpainting at Oberlin conservatory.


    In my teaching I focus deeply on practice techniques in order to enable every student to fulfil and maximize their unique path in life. Whether that is orchestral, new music, or something outside of music all together, I help people become the best they can be.


    My bassoon students have been accepted into top graduate schools like Colburn and Rice, and have won and placed in leading competitions like the National Excerpt Competition, IDRS young artist compeititon, and Meg Quigley Vivaldi competition. They have also been accepted to top summer festivals such as Music Academy of the West, Tanglewood, and NRO.


    I enjoy disc golf, eating clean, and learning about web3 and entrepreneurship.


    In the past I taught at DePaul University and played with orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Milwaukee Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, New Orleans Philharmonic, Houston Grand Opera, and Chicago Civic Orchestra. I studies Soundpainting with Wlater Thompson, and have studied bassoon with George Sakakeeny at Oberlin, Bill Buchman at DePaul, Richard Beene at Colburn, and Ben Kamins.

  • Student Success

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    I'm lucky to have worked with so many wonderful people. Oberlin has one of the top bassoon studios in the country for winning auditions, competitions, and graduate school placements, but I'm just as proud of all of the people who became writers, doctors, accountants, improvisers, visual artists, arts managers, chemists, and conductors!


    View the list of student accomplishments: 

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    How to Scales - Download my scale patterns and guide


    How to practice like a pro

    Build great technique, in any domain.




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    Learn the fundamentals of bassoon reed making through real life scenarios.

  • Schumann Fantasy Piece #1 arr. for two bassoons

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