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April 10th, 2018

Fox 201 FOR SALE

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FOX 201 Bassoon, #26307 — $15,000 firm Includes: Marcus Bonna Case Fox *CVX* 1 bocal (standard bend) Moosmann A2B Gold bocal (british bend) Features: high resonance bell (#HR236) balance hanger (Ortwein) an Ab-Bb articulated trill with clutch (with extended guard) alternate low C# touch A bridge whisper & C# rollers RH rotating whisper lock This […]

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March 8th, 2017

ILMEA Excerpts

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Professor McGovern (bassoon professor at the University of Illinois) playing the ILMEA Excerpts!  He often judges at all-state as well, so good to hear his playing of them! Check it out here. (links on the R side of the page)

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December 13th, 2016

Bocal Majority – Chicago

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I am excited to announce that I will be teaching at the Bocal Majority Double Reed Camp in Chicago this summer!  Bocal Majority has been running doublereed camps throughout the country for several years, and this is their inaugural year in Chicago. Please consider spending a week amongst your fellow bassoonists (and oboists), learn reedmaking, […]

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October 20th, 2016

GERIK’S TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

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I aspire to challenge students to truly engage with the subject matter being taught, and to give them firsthand experience with the glorious intricacies of music. I aspire to reach each student or group of students in the way that best suits them, and allows them to best grasp the subject matter. This is achieved through regular use of […]

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October 20th, 2016

About Instructor

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I have been a professional bassoonist for more than twenty years. I love teaching, and have worked with students of all ages and abilities. Every student is a unique case and requires me to come up with new ideas and material.  I truly enjoy coming up with methods for teaching each student in their way. I often learn from my students, just […]

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