melissa kritzer
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Melissa Bassoon Photo Private Lessons
I am currently accepting private bassoon students at all levels in the New York City area.  My lesson studio is conveniently located in Midtown East, and I also give lessons off-site in certain circumstances.

In honing my teaching skills, I have found that learning is a multifaceted process that requires constant creativity.  While emphasizing fundamental skills, I incorporate many artistic and intellectual connections, allowing the breadth of the student’s academic experience to enlighten his or her musicality.

I have extensive experience teaching students at all levels.  While completing my doctoral studies at Michigan State University, I was a bassoon instructor providing private lessons to music majors and non-majors, coaching chamber music, teaching classes in reed making and bassoon methods, as well as designing and launching a new class in audition preparation.  I have also presented masterclasses and coached sectionals at Pennsylvania State University and Hunter College.  In July 2012, I presented a lecture recital on the music of Carl Maria von Weber at the International Double Reed Society convention.

In addition to my college teaching experience, I teach students at all levels, including beginners, high school students, and adult students.

To inquire regarding private instruction, please visit my contact page.
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