Do you identify as a bassoonist?
Questions of identity are an increasingly important theme in our culture. For those of us who play the bassoon the question of whether we do, or should, identify as bassoonists can be very important to how we think of ourselves.
New research on COVID-19 and wind instruments
July 9th, 2021
New research on COVID-19 and wind instruments On 29 June 2021 an article was published setting out research and findings related to ...
We are open for visitors!
April 9th, 2021
We are very excited to be able to entertain visitors on our premises once again, starting from Monday 12 April 2021!
Seven crucial questions to ask when buying a bassoon
April 1st, 2021
So you need a bassoon – but where do you start? How to decide what to buy, where to buy from, how much to spend and how to avoid buying...
Re-discovering the French bassoon
March 19th, 2021
The fate of the French and German systems of bassoon has, it seems, long been sealed. There is no longer much contest regarding which i...
Bassoons: repair and re-use for a sustainable world
March 12th, 2021
Each year, manufacturing has an enormous impact on our planet – it is one of the world’s biggest contributors to environmental damage. ...
Re-assembling a Heckel contrabassoon!
March 5th, 2021
Re-assembling a Heckel contrabassoon! This instrument goes from over 100 separate parts, to a fully working contrabassoon. Watch ...
Repairing a rotten bassoon bore!
February 26th, 2021
This repair is carried out on a bassoon with severe rot in the unlined boot joint bore. It is done only in extreme cases, but the resul...
10 Easy Ways to Damage your Bassoon
January 29th, 2021
10 Easy Ways to Damage your Bassoon - Our specialist bassoon technicians have collated the top 10 ways bassoons can be damaged accident...
Repairing a Bassoon Crook - Before and After
January 28th, 2021
Repairing a Bassoon Crook - Before and After. Repairing a split crook - before and after. This crook had a hairline crack which was cau...
Finger-hole liners: does my bassoon need them?
March 16th, 2018
Everything you ever wanted to know about bassoon finger hole liners
Am I too old to learn the bassoon?
February 15th, 2018
Why not join the select group of older bassoon learners?
Visit from Dr Liam Fox, International Trade Secretary
December 2nd, 2017
Visit by Dr Liam Fox, International Trade Secretary
Five reasons to play the bassoon in retirement
July 12th, 2017
You'll soon be dusting off your instrument.
Selling on commission: 5 questions to ask
January 22nd, 2018
Five questions to ask when thinking of selling your bassoon on commission.
How to stop your practice being counterproductive
June 14th, 2017
Is your practice achieving as much as you want?
How to look after your silver bassoon keys
June 7th, 2012
We all want shiny keys. Here's how to keep them that way.
21 Years to Find the Perfect Bassoon
November 10th, 2016
How long does it take to find the right bassoon? Many professional bassoonists play different bassoons for years before finding one wit...
Why the mini bassoon may make your child smarter
March 22nd, 2017
Playing an instrument from a young age is proven to improve brain power. Here's why the mini bassoon is the ideal instrument for your c...
What is it about pre-war bassoons?
March 8th, 2018
Exploring what makes pre-war bassoons special.