Bassoon Lessons

Looking for beginner bassoon lessons?

We offer a range of beginner bassoon lessons through advanced basson lessons, both on-site serving Bergen County and Northern New Jersey, or online via Zoom.


The bassoon is a double-reed member of the Woodwind family. Substantially bigger than the oboe, it has a larger range and produces a darker, richer sound. The bassoon figures prominently in orchestral, concert band, and chamber music literature, and is occasionally heard in pop, rock, and jazz settings.

Like the oboe, the bassoon is often considered to be a more challenging instrument for beginners because it takes a fair amount of air pressure to produce a good sound. Our beginner bassoon students learn how to master making a sound through correct embouchure and tone production, in addition to learning fingerings and note recognition. As our bassoon students begin to master their instruments, they explore a wider range of literature.

Our bassoon instructors are highly trained virtuosi performers and experienced, caring teachers dedicated to helping their students achieve success. They guide their student-bassoonists in learning the basics of rhythm, timing and tone, while custom-tailoring instruction to the individual student.


Learning how to play the bassoon offers many different benefits. Studying the bassoon improves hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and memory, as well as developing increased lung capacity.

The bassoon is used in most orchestras, wind ensembles and chamber ensembles — providing student-musicians with a wide range of performance opportunities.

Offered as one-on-one private instruction, bassoon lessons help our younger students to develop a sense of accomplishment as they learn and grow. As our bassoonists continue to study, they develop the fine-motor skills and breath control necessary to master the instrument. As a bonus benefit, the techniques learned in playing bassoon are easily translated to learning other woodwind instruments such as the saxophone, clarinet, flute, english horn, oboe, piccolo and recorder.

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Advanced BASSOON lessons for students of all ages!

Our advanced bassoon students learn how to make their own reeds. The work toward refining their artistry as they master more difficult pieces and explore different genres to add to their repertoire. They may also learn to play the contrabassoon. Our instructors help their advanced students by teaching them more complex music theory, and they coach them in preparing for auditions or performances, playing within a group and performing as solo artists.

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Ask us about studying other Woodwind instruments at The Ridgewood Conservatory

Many bassoonsts learn to play other members of the Woodwind family to broaden their musical repertoire, expand their range, or simply to explore new possibilities. The Ridgewood Conservatory offers private instruction on a variety of other Woodwind instruments, including clarinet, flute, saxophone, oboe, english horn, piccolo, and recorder.

Bassoon lessons are available in many genres, including classical, jazz and pop.

Call 201-676-9915 today
for lessons on bassoon!

Bassoon lessons available for students age 8 – adult.