Watch: Restoring a Heckel 7000 Series Bassoon
Watch our three part video series showcasing our recent restoration of a stunning Heckel 7000 Series bassoon.
Book review: Music as an Art by Roger Scruton
January 9th, 2019
Have you ever considered the nature and meaning of the feelings or thoughts engendered by playing your bassoon, perhaps when playing a ...
A day in the life of a bassoon repairer
December 13th, 2018
Watch our new video series: A day in the life of a bassoon repairer
Why we are sponsoring Sinfonia Cymru
November 22nd, 2018
We are delighted to support this group of up-and-coming musicians, many of whom are starting out in their musical careers, as they gain...
Re-homing forgotten bassoons this Christmas
November 21st, 2018
This is a poignant season for many, as forgotten bassoons wing their way from attics and cupboards into the hands of bright-eyed musici...
Why did you choose the bassoon?
November 6th, 2018
The answer to this question is always fascinating, so we took to Facebook to ask the bassoon community…
Download 'The Double Reed Bassoon Guide'
September 25th, 2018
In The Double Reed Bassoon Guide, our experts have collated their most useful tips for bassoonists.
Growth fuels expansion of our repair department
September 6th, 2018
Polly Horton has joined our repair department as a bassoon repair technician.
How to care for your bassoon
August 23rd, 2018
A well-cared for bassoon will last indefinitely; a neglected bassoon is liable to fall into disrepair. Read our guide on how to care fo...
How to assess a bassoon – top ten tips
July 26th, 2018
How to decide what bassoon to buy, where to buy from, how much to spend and how to avoid buying a dud - here are our top ten tips for a...
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.