2020 in focus
January 15th, 2021
Who’d want to run a small business in 2020? With the Federation for Small Business forecasting that a quarter of a million small busine...
The bassoon sanctuary
January 11th, 2021
Just like the elephant, the bassoon is long-lived. It accumulates memories of pieces played, owners had, places been and, for some, ju...
Zoom and Skype Bassoon Consultations now Available!
January 8th, 2021
The latest lockdown is putting much of life on hold again, but it doesn’t have to stop you investigating, trying and even buying your n...
Is now the time to have your bassoon serviced?
January 7th, 2021
Is now the time to have your bassoon serviced? With the COVID-19 vaccine roll out now gathering speed, we can look forward with some co...
The Double Reed Bassoon Quiz
December 23rd, 2020
Take The Double Reed Bassoon Quiz and test your bassoon knowledge!
Maple bassoon wood - an optical illusion!
December 16th, 2020
Maple bassoon wood sometimes exhibits an astounding optical illusion called chatoyance. In this video we show how this effect can drama...
Can a bassoon be vegan?
December 11th, 2020
How often do we, as musicians, think about how our bassoons impact the lives of animals? What is my bell ring made of? What glue is ...
New COVID-19 study on wind instruments including bassoon
November 20th, 2020
New COVID-19 study on wind instruments including bassoon. On Friday 13th November the Performing Arts Aerosol Study Coalition released ...
The Big Double Reed Zoom!
November 5th, 2020
We are excited to announce our sponsorship of the Big Double Reed Zoom, introducing the first in a series of online bassoon and oboe wo...
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.