Topic: Help a bassoonist teaching oboe!!!
I am a university senior bassoon/piano performance major. I have been hired by some local high schools and a junior high to be their "Double reed instructor". They hired me through recommendations from one of my professors and some other band directors.
This is wonderful except I am a bassoonist, not an oboist, and I have to teach 3 junior high oboe players and a couple of high school oboists as well. While I know the basics of the oboe, I am a little uncomfortable with this task. I realize the outside world believes oddly enough that all double reeds should be exactly the same, so they are not going to hire 2 separate teachers.
Are there some resources that anyone could recommend (books, even videos, etc) that will help me IF we get past "the basics"? When I say the basics, I mean embouchure, but also tuning, nice tone, etc, and I'm even supposed to teach bit of theory. The biggest thing is that I don't know anything about oboe reeds, except they're really small!!!
Thanks for any advice you can give.
Last edited by alexisj (2006-08-21 07:32:35)