Learn to Play Bassoon: Beginner to Pro in Under Four Hours!

Master the art of Bassoon! Cover a year's worth of private lessons in just a few hours, for a fraction of the cost.

- 4.4 out of 5 stars (over 40 reviews) -- Over 250 students enrolled

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What you'll learn
  • Form a correct, strong bassoon embouchure
  • Read and interpret musical notation
  • Perform multiple Major scales
  • Assemble and care for a bassoon
  • Play dozens of popular melodies and songs
  • Recognize and play a gigantic range on the bassoon

  • Working Bassoon and Bocal (or Crook)
  • Bassoon Reeds



Learning to play the bassoon is incredibly rewarding, but getting started is a challenge.

That's where MusicProfessor can help you make the most of your practice. Start from opening your case for the first time and progress all the way to playing your first melodies. Master all of the techniques necessary to become a great bassoonist. On the way, you'll also learn music theory and musicianship skills.

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.

Join over 18,000 MusicProfessor students and begin your studies today!


  • 80 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music
  • Bassoon-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
  • Bassoon equipment recommendations
  • Bassoon reed troubleshooting tips
  • Dozens of familiar melodies and songs
  • Technique-building exercises
  • Major scales and scale exercises
  • Music Theory basics, including how to read music

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.

Fulfill your musical destiny by enrolling today!


"Very clear instructions which are easy to understand for a novice.” "
-James Burden

"Bassoon is such a rare instrument to find that someone actually plays, so it's even harder to find a bassoon teacher. If you want to learn to play the bassoon this is an excellent course and a worthwhile investment."
-Sylvia Blair


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.

Who this course is for:

  • Students looking to catch up
  • Students looking to get ahead
  • Adult Learners
  • Absolute Beginners
  • Music students who can't access a private teacher