We help you to play bassoon with the best purpose: having fun!
From bassoon fundamentals, and reed making, to advanced jazz improvisation techniques. Dozens of videos will bring a new direction and focus to your practice sessions.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
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!
Our mission is to help you to play bassoon with the best purpose: having fun.
LOOK WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BL:
“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! ”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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…”
“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.”
WHAT WILL YOU GET BY SUBSCRIBING TO BASSOON LESSON:
The subscription includes all 11 courses, which are about: Bassoon/ Reeds / Jazz Improvisation
Library of more than 250 video lessons available, for you to really learn
Monthly live classes (live seminar)
New tips every month (videos, audio recordings, books, etc)
Personalized study plan
Classes include exercises in pdf and playbacks for you to play along
Exclusive support from the BL Team
ABOUT THE TEACHER
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 “Academia de Música da Osesp”
- teaches at the “EMESP”
- is a member of “Camaleon Bassoons”
- is part of the “Alexandre Silvério 5tet”
His discography includes:
- “Bachianas Brasileiras N.6” (2007, OSESP/ BIS)
- “Mágoas de Fagote” (2008)
- “Entre Mundos – Alexandre Silvério Quinteto” (2015)
- “Alexandre Silvério Quintet Live” (2018)
- “Movimento – Camaleon Bassoons” (2021)
Since 2018 Alexandre is a “Püchner Artist” and plays with the bassoon model “Superior”.
🔎 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
– 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 courses?
After signing 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 do the courses 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.
– How many courses are included?
There are currently 10 courses: 5 focused on Bassoon, 2 in Reed Making, and 3 in Jazz Improvisation.
1 upcoming course is under construction (The Bassoonist’s Journey), and we are constantly developing new content.
– To what level is the course recommended?
Here you will find complete courses with modules. These courses are distributed in more than 250 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 250 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.
– Is the course enrollment open all year?
No, usually we open classes once or twice a year.