• Welcome!

    Live reed classes (and archive) on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pattison.drew

    Videos and media on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/drewbsn87

     

    Bio 

    I teach bassoon at Oberlin Conservatory. Previously, I taught at DePaul University in Chicago, and played principal bassoon in the Elgin and Lake Forest Symphonies. I've subbed with the Chicago Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Lyric Opera, Joffrey Ballet/Chicago Philharmonic, and many other groups in the Chicago area. In the summer of 2018 I will be teaching at Round Top Music Festival. My teachers include George Sakakeeny, Bill Buchman, and Richard Beene. In my spare time I'm interested in food, fitness, and health.

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  • Live recordings

    Raphael Jimenez, Oberlin Chamber Orchestra. 9/18

    DePaul Symphony Orchestra, Michael Lewanski conducting. 2012

    Program includes Elgar Romance, Fasch Sonata in C, Perle BassoonMusic, Berwald Concert Piece 2012

    Music Academy of the West Orchestra 2010

  • Lessons on bassoon, practicing, and teaching

    in Oberlin or via Skype

    Become a better Teacher

    Lessons on how to teach lessons!

    Every musician teaches, and yet so few study it. Grow your private studio, have better students, and win a teaching job. I've had extensive experience coaching teachers of all instruments at DePaul University. Imagine never having taken lessons on your instrument.

    Get into the best schools and maximize scholarships

    The key is refining how you practice!

    The biggest difference between a student and professional is their skill level at practicing. The art of practicing is my primary focus with every student at Oberlin. That way, rather than being limited to my ideal concept of playing, the student can achieve their own ideal style of playing.

  • Questions, Comments, Lessons

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  • Interested in Oberlin Conservatory?

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  • External Links

    Rob Knopper - Audition Hacker

    http://www.robknopper.com/auditionhacker/

    The best resource for audition and practice strategies. 

    Bassoon rentals and double reed supplies

    Midwest Musical Imports - The best, specialists.

    http://www.mmimports.com/

     

    Jason Heath's Blog

    http://doublebassblog.org/

    Real talk on classical music. Jason is an incredible thinker and entrepreneur. 

    Barton cane

    http://www.bartoncane.com/

    Well made GSP cane to make your own blanks. I use a Herzberg shape a like Rigotti at the moment.

    Go bassoon reeds

    http://www.gobassoon.com/

    Finished bassoon reeds.

    Bassoon rentals in the Chicago area

    Flatts and Sharpe - Best company in the Chicagoland area. Willing to get Fox bassoons to rent for a very reasonable price.

    http://www.flattsandsharpe.com/

     

    Barrick Stees' Website

    http://www.steesbassoon.com/

    Excellent reed making guide and other bassoon resources. 

  • Gallery

     

    Old Title by Melissa Kim

    CSO Chamber Winds

    Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University

    Lyric Opera of Chicago

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall

     

    Tea time in Moscow

    RA for the inaugural year of the National Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

    Lake Forest Symphony

    Playing on Jim Stephenson's kids concert piece Compose Yourself 

    MusiCorps Civic Orchestra

    Lakeview HS

    Wozzeck Bassoons at Lyric Opera

    Masterclass at DePaul

    MusiCorps Civic Orchestra

    North Park Village Nature Center

     

    Mozart Concerto with DePaul Symphony Orchestra

    Colburn Bassoons 2013

    Tanya Rosen-Jones Photography

    Tanya Rosen-Jones Photography

    Tanya Rosen-Jones Photography

  • Past Events and Concerts

    Oberlin Conservatory Bassoon Christmas Concert

    Early December 2018,

    Oberlin Conservatory

    Rhythms, Rhymes, and the Kitchen Sink

    Recital with Robert Walters and Teddy NiedermaierJanuary 21, 2017 3pm Bop Stop, Cleveland

    http://www.heightsarts.org/music/rhythms-rhymes-and-the-kitchen-sink/

    Round Top Festival

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