Learn bassoon from home at your own pace!

From bassoon fundamentals, reed making, to advanced jazz improvisation techniques. Dozens of videos that will bring a new direction and focus to your practice sessions.

Do you want to learn bassoon from an experienced teacher who will help you achieve success in your journey?

Do you want to learn how to make excellent reeds that will let you freely play the bassoon?

Do you want to finally understand jazz and master the art of improvisation?

Do you want to be part of a group as interested in bassoon as you are?






Bassoon Fundamentals Course

With the Bassoon Fundamentals Course, you will learn what I have learned as a professional orchestral bassoonist with more than 25 years of experience in this job function. Warm-up routines, tutorials, tips & tricks, and study plans are included to give new direction and focus to your practice.

Reed Making Course

How to make a bassoon reed? Here you will learn reed making from its most basic steps to fine adjustments. In step by step lessons, I will demonstrate to you my way to make reeds. It is necessary to have tools and canes.

Jazz Improvisation for All

In this course, you will learn jazz scales, jazz articulation, how to improvise coherently, improve your listening skills, and your general knowledge about jazz icons, repertoire, form, and more!


Alexandre Silvério

Alexandre Silvério

CEO & Founder - Bassoon Lesson

“In this course, I’ll share with you the knowledge that I have picked up in my 30-year career as a bassoonist.” – Alexandre Silvério, solo bassoonist at São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Alexandre Silvério is one of the few bassoonists in the world who plays both Classical and Jazz. He is the Principal Bassoonist of the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) but is also a very committed jazz bassoonist.

In 1999, Alexandre was awarded a scholarship from the Vitae Institute to study at the “Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin”, with bassoon legend Klaus Thunemann. In 2002, he was accepted into the Berlin Philharmonic Academy.

In Berlin, he played in concerts and tours with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, where he also had the opportunity to work with some of the best musicians and conductors of our days, like Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Mariss Jansons, Pierre Boulez, and others.

In addition to playing with Osesp, Alexandre teaches at the Osesp Academy of Music, is part of Camaleon Bassoons, and is part of a jazz group named after himself.

His discography includes “Bachianas Brasileiras N.6” (2007), “Mágoas de Fagote” (2008), “Entre Mundos – Alexandre Silvério Quinteto” (2015), and “Movimento – Camaleon Bassoons” (2021)

Since 2018 Alexandre is a “Püchner Artist” and plays with the bassoon model “Superior”.



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One Year Membership


  • One year of access to all 10 courses
  • More than 250 video lessons
  • Included pdfs
  • Included playbacks
  • New lessons every month
  • Personal feedback
  • Support 24h
  • Cancel anytime
  • The ultimate online bassoon school
Monthly Membership


  • Monthly access to all 10 courses
  • More than 250 video lessons
  • Included pdfs
  • Included playbacks
  • Personal feedback
  • New lessons every month
  • Support 24h
  • Initial Payment: $59, then $49 monthly
  • Cancel any time
  • The ultimate online bassoon school


“I find your online course very interesting! Many helpful pieces of information in a well-organized package! Your idea of making the bassoonlesson.com rocks! 🙂 Keep doing great work! ”

Tadija Mincic


“There is no course in the world aimed exclusively at bassoonists that is as rich and complete as Bassoonlesson.
As both an interpreter and a pedagogue, Alexandre is a master. The student enjoys enormous knowledge, which Alexandre acquired over decades of study. It is a privilege to be part of this project.​”

Filipe Castro


“Alexandre is a fantastic teacher and coach with a big heart. I first discovered him after listening to his CD Entre Mundos and I wanted to have more fun and learn about jazz and improvisation. Playing jazz helped me with classical playing. I really benefited from his weekly planner, tips on stretching, and self-care as I recovered from a shoulder injury. Despite the distance-Alexandre helped me find a new direction and focus in my playing. I recommend his course to anyone seeking new insights into bassoon playing, you are in good hands!”

Jo Anne Sukumaran


“The Bassoon Lesson added even more to my knowledge of the Bassoon, it brought me new perspectives on how to work, and not just with the instrument, but a practical study routine very well prepared by the teacher with the indication of his teaching material. A course that gives you much more than what it proposes, of excellent level, in addition to the quality of the professional who accompanies you, as is the case of Professor Alexandre.​”

Daniel Zanardo


“Bassoon Lesson is a great educational and musical experience. Explained in a simple language where language is not a problem, it covers the technical part necessary for the advancement and consolidation of the interpretation of the BASSOON. With clear and easy-to-understand examples. supported by reading material according to the theme. The part of jazz improvisation is very explicit and pedagogical, which invites you to continue and practice to become excellent improvisers. My experience with Alexandre Silverio’s Basson Lesson was really rewarding, educational, and fun.”

Ana Isabel


“I’m really enjoying the classes, in December I auditioned, and as I was on vacation, my study base was all with the online course… The fundamentals module was essential, I had to play a method and I chose Milde-1 that precisely there’s a class on how to do it well. I played with my own reed, which was all made as you teach and it worked very well! (It was from Bacarelli Institute, I was approved in the first phase, I’ll be back in February for the second)
Now I intend to delve deeper into jazz classes, at first I thought it would be difficult, but I have already seen the first classes, and I saw that step by step it is super possible to play jazz, not to mention that it improves musicality…”

Sérgia Rosely


“Bassoonlesson.com is sensational, through the site I learned to listen and play jazz in a much more refined and technical way. From playing walkin bass lines, or writing improv lines following the proper modes and scales, it’s all there and best of all: with the bassoon.
My reeds have also improved a lot following everything I learned on the site. All sensational for those who want to learn and improve more and more in the bassoon. I highly recommend it.​”

Auro Augusto




– Which language are the lessons in?

The video lessons are spoken in Portuguese, BUT all of them have English subtitles available.


– How long do I have access to the course?

After sign up, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like. It all depends on the type of plan you subscribe to.


– When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.



– To what level is the course recommended?

Here you will find complete courses with modules. These courses are distributed in more than 200 videos with written content for a better understanding of the topic. Plus, materials in PDF format and MP3 playbacks. This rich collection allows students of all levels, from beginner to advanced, to participate and enjoy the course.


– What are the classes about?

From bassoon fundamentals, reed construction and adjustment, and tips to play orchestral excerpts to advanced jazz improvisation techniques. You will find more than 200 video lessons with additional pdf exercises and mp3 playbacks.


– Do I have to download the video lessons to watch them?

No, all the videos are streamed directly to your device. You can watch them anywhere with an internet connection, at any time and as many times as you want.