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You don't decide to be an artist, you discover that you are one. – James Baldwin

New Student Info

New Student Letter

New Student Contact Info Form

Studio Policy

Online Lesson Settings

     Best – External Microphone & Headphones

     Zoom – several changes to get best sound (follow instructions on link)

     Skype – Audio Settings, Noise Cancellation to Low

Lesson Structure & Materials

STARTER KIT (from Miller Marketing, order here)

GFRkit2 – $103
includes: reed case, seat strap, swabs, etude book, reed soaker cup, and 2 reeds
GFRkit1 – $117
which adds a “MyGrip” for the Left Hand
Etude Book (if not purchasing a kit) – New Weissenborn Method

Bassoon Care & Assembly

Reed Care

Practice Tips for Success

Introduction to Bass Clef

Fingering Charts


Student (higher range)

Apps – iPhone & Android

Octave Tone-Intonation Exercise

Gerik’s Warm-Up

Caruso Long Tone Exercise


Circle of Fifths

Fun Exercises for Great Technique

Rhythms for Scales