Does the thought of having to teach the double-reed class strike fear in your heart? Would you like to know the fingerings to the notes before your students do? Would you like to know a little more about reeds so you can avert a reed emergency in a pinch? How about some good verbiage for embouchure, hand position and posture?
How about 3 days in the peaceful summertime to walk through the basics and intermediates of bassoon and/or oboe technique? You can choose to do just bassoon (morning), just oboe (afternoon), or both!
Dallas Location: Dewitt Perry Middle School in Carrollton, TX
Houston Location: Tays Junior High in Katy, TX
Austin Location: Stiles Middle School in Leander, TX
Topics Covered Include:
Fingering charts: your best friend/your worst enemy
Reed selection/reed adjusting
Talking to your private lesson teacher or how to speak baboon
Embouchure, hand position and posture, oh my!
All course materials (including the Teacher Edition of the Double Reed Bootcamp Book this year!) will be provided and class is taught in a fun learning atmosphere by knowledgeable faculty.
New this year! Reed-Making class for band directors – special 1-day add on event. $100
This reed making day goes much further into depth on actual reed construction. You will make reeds from start to finish in this optional add-on class (Thursday of Dallas and Houston locations). If not attending the 3-day class it is still ok to attend the reed-making class. It is OK to only attend the 3-day class also, we will cover reed adjusting in that portion of the class.