Teaching Theory to Your Bassoon Students

We can’t leave it up to the piano teachers and public school teachers anymore. We need to be teaching theory to our bassoon students. When students understand the structure and elements of what they are practicing, their practice becomes much more effective. When they can look at a scale and say “Oh, that’s just a Read More …

Reproducible Theory Materials with Tenor Clef!

I’ve been teaching bassoon for over 15 years and have only recently added theory to my curriculum. I am embarrassed to say that I didn’t see teaching theory as my responsibility. I have had a complete change of heart! The following is a review of the theory materials I am using with many of my Read More …

Free Intro to Music Theory Course at Coursera.org

I absolutely love the music theory and history courses offered by coursera.org. All courses are free and are offered by some of the biggest names in music education. The Berklee School of Music offers a six week course called Developing Your Musicianship that was originally designed for incoming freshmen that have no music theory background. It is great Read More …