Free taster workshop

Location: Truro High School for Girls
Date: 6/29/2019 10:30:00 AM - 6/29/2019 12:30:00 PM

Bassoon Taster Workshop

Saturday 29th June 2019

Truro High School for Girls

The bassoon is a BRILLIANT instrument – but there are not many players.

We are hoping to find some young people who already have some musical experience who would be able to make rapid progress.

This workshop is for young people who already play a musical instrument but would like to try the bassoon.  At the workshop you will:

o   Find out more about the bassoon, including a short performance by Sally Bartholomew, the professional tutor

o   Learn some basic technique and get plenty of hands on experience with the instrument

o   Learn a simple piece for bassoon ensemble and perform it at the end of the session

The workshop is aimed at young people who are of at least Grade 5 standard on another instrument and who are in years 7 to 11.  The stretch on the bassoon is quite big – you need to be able to reach an octave on the piano to be able to cover the tone holes effectively.

There is no charge for the workshop and instruments will be provided.

Those attending the workshop who would like to continue learning will be offered a trial term free of charge.

Sally is a professional bassoonist and teacher, playing with orchestras across the south of England.  She is a regular chamber music player and has played with the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.  She is principal bassoon with the Bristol Ensemble.

To book your place please contact: Patrick Bailey at


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