Advanced Bassoon Studies - Learn to Master the Bassoon!​

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  • Study type: Online
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Course Description


Become a bassoon zen-master. Are you up for the challenge? In this series, MusicProfessor instructor Leslie Massenburg guides you through five challenging études (also know as ‘studies').

And save money while you study with us! Private lessons are expensive. Each MusicProfessor Bassoon course provides an entire year’s worth of lessons, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience.

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  • 100+ video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music
  • Warm-up exercises
  • Troubleshoot difficult fingerings
  • Increase tongue speed
  • Play expressively with vibrato and dynamics
  • Master vibrato
  • Break down each piece into manageable practice sections
  • Perform each etude at various tempos

MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 18,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum.

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“Great pace, explanation and pieces.”

-Ajit Mandal


Leslie Massenburg began her musical studies with piano at the age of 5. She started playing the bassoon in 1995 and continued to Baylor University for her undergraduate degree in bassoon performance and piano pedagogy. She furthered her bassoon studies with a masters degree from Southern Methodist University and three years at the Aspen Summer Music Festival where she studied with Wilfred Roberts, principal with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Per Hannevold, principal of the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway, respectively.

Leslie is a frequent substitute with the Dallas Symphony, recently accompanying them on their residency in Vail, as well as the Ft. Worth Symphony, Dallas Summer Musicals, and the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida. Leslie is the principal bassoonist for the Las Colinas, Garland, and Arlington Symphonies, the contrabassoonist for the Dallas Wind Symphony and Plano Symphony, and plays second bassoon for Enviso.

Leslie is adjunct bassoon professor for Brookhaven College and has an extensive private teaching studio in the Dallas area. In the summers, she has served as bassoon faculty at Baylor University Summer Music Camps and is the director of the Bassoon Academy of Dallas. She recently completed filming for MusicProfessor, a series of online, interactive bassoon lessons for schools and students without access to a private teacher. Leslie lives with her husband and children in Richardson, TX.

This course has been provided by MusicProfessor, an online music education company.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Master five challenging, advanced etudes
  2. Discuss trouble areas and troubleshooting techniques
  3. Multiple run-throughs at various tempos
  4. Perform musically, with dynamic range, vibrato, and ornamentation
  5. Interpret complex musical phrases