Bassoon poetry competition
In celebration of our 10th anniversary this month, we are excited to launch an all new poetry competition for bassoonists. Whoever writes the best poem will win 10 free bassoons reeds!
Reflections on our 10 year anniversary!
September 13th, 2021
In view of our 10th anniversary on 27th September 2021 we have been spending a bit of time thinking about our essence – what we are all...
Options for your next bassoon
August 5th, 2021
If you are currently contemplating investing in your next bassoon or contrabassoon, we have a number of interesting instruments for sal...
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 ...
Do you identify as a bassoonist?
April 30th, 2021
Questions of identity are an increasingly important theme in our culture. For those of us who play the bassoon the question of whether ...
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 ...
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.