From Bassoon Fundamentals, Reed Making, to Jazz Improvisation Techniques.

Dozens of videos will bring a new direction and focus to your practice sessions.


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How to make a bassoon reed? Here you can learn reed making from the basic construction to the fine adjustments. In step by step lessons, I will demonstrate to you my way to make reeds. It’s necessary to have tools and cane.

With the Bassoon Fundamentals Course, you’ll learn some of the things of I obtained on more on 20 years of experience as a professional orchestral bassoonist. Warm-ups routines, tutorials, tips, and study plans are included to give new direction and focus to your practicing.

On this course, you will learn jazz scales, jazz articulation, how to improvise with coherency, Improve your Listening, general knowledge about jazz icons, repertoire, structures, and more!

Would you like to:


Make excellent reeds and play with them?

Play in tune and with a gorgeous sound?

Improve your technique?

Save time by developing an optimized practice routine?

Finally not be frustrated by not understanding jazz and becoming an Improviser?

Be an inspired and creative musician?


So you’ve come to the right place!

“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

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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 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 had the opportunity to play 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 prestigious “EMESP”, at the “Academia de Música da Osesp” (Osesp Academy of Music), is part of CAMALEON BASSOONS and is part of a jazz group named after himself.

Trusted and approved by students around the world

"Many helpful informations in a well-organized package! Your idea of making the rocks! "
Tadija Mincic
"My experience with Basson Lesson by Alexandre Silverio was really gratifying, educational and fun."
Ana Isabel
“I’m really enjoying the lessons. I played with my own reed, which was made according to your orientation, and worked very well!"
Sérgia Rosely
The modules are really complete, and the Alexandre Silverio’s initiative is excellent. Congratulations!”
Fábio Szabluk



– 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.


– How many classes open during the year?

The enrollment period for the 2021 class opens between January 15th and February 1st, 2021. After that, we do not plan to open new classes for 2021.

– 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.