The focus of my career has been becoming the best bassoon teacher I can be, even over progress as a player.
I'm happy to work with anyone at least once and can point you in the right direction if we are not the right match.
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I play and teach bassoon. During the year I teach at Oberlin Conservatory and online. In the summers I teach at the Round Top Music festival. Prior experience includes teaching at DePaul University in Chicago, and subbing with the Chicago Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Lyric Opera, Grant Park Orchestra. My teachers include George Sakakeeny, Bill Buchman, and Richard Beene. In my spare time I'm interested in finance, food, and fitness.
Downloads - music, guides, etc.
Interested in Oberlin?
Rob Knopper - Audition Hacker
The best resource for audition and practice strategies.
Bassoon rentals and double reed supplies
Midwest Musical Imports - The best, specialists.
Jason Heath's Blog
Real talk on classical music. Jason is an incredible thinker and entrepreneur.
Well made GSP cane to make your own blanks. I use a Herzberg shape a like Rigotti at the moment.
Go bassoon reeds
Finished bassoon reeds.
Midwest Musical Imports
Flatts and Sharpe - Best company in the Chicagoland area. Willing to get Fox bassoons to rent for a very reasonable price.
Barrick Stees' Website
Excellent reed making guide and other bassoon resources.
Past Events and Concerts
Oberlin Conservatory Bassoon Christmas Concert
Early December 2018,