Is my child's bassoon holding her back?
October 9th, 2019
Of all the hurdles which children face while trying to learn a musical instrument, perhaps the most disheartening is when they have to ...
I'm over 50 - can I learn the bassoon?
September 27th, 2019
Over the years that Double Reed has been providing and restoring bassoons, some of the most inspired and dedicated musicians we have me...
Hear a contra, two bassoons and a mini!
May 31st, 2019
Bassoon quartet: Hear a contrabassoon, two bassoons and a mini bassoon!
The BDRS Double Reed Day 2019
May 8th, 2019
What a great event the Double Reed Day was this year! This one-day culmination of a week-long bassoon and oboe masterclass (led by Laur...
Why we should all play the bassoon
April 12th, 2019
According to the Music Industries Association 80% of the UK population aspire to learn a musical instrument - here’s why all of them sh...
Watch: Restoring a Heckel Bassoon
February 19th, 2019
Watch our three part video series showcasing our recent restoration of a stunning Heckel 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...
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.