Bassoon Course

2018 will see the new-look bassoon course being tutored by Anthea Wood for the first time, with Antony Clare available for sessions with piano.

This popular course started in 2013


Ensemble work:

Bassoon and Bass Clarinet ensemble

Bassoon choir and smaller groups (i.e. Trios and Quartets)


Individual sessions offered throughout the week (20mins) either with piano or alone

Open Masterclass sessions

Reed making:

Reed adjusting and scraping

Reed assembly and troubleshooting (own reed made by day 5!)


Morning warm ups and tone exercises

Focus on evenness of sound through the range/ intonation and breath leading.

Overcoming common technical problems and practice techniques for standard orchestral excerpts

As with all Raasay courses there is plenty of opportunity to relax and explore Raasay, its walks and scenery.

2018 Course Fees:

£340 or £225 for students in full time education

Accommodation to be booked separately. Please contact Sarah for further details or with questions

The 2018 Bass Clarinet & Bassoon course dates will be

9th - 13th April 2018