Southampton Music Services, lead partner for Southampton Music Hub, is offering future young musicians the opportunity to get hands on with the Bassoon in a free taster session on Saturday 2 February, from 1.30-3pm, at Woodlands Community College.
The free workshop is part of the Beyond Ambition programme: with workshops and masterclasses designed to get children and young people playing ‘endangered’ instruments.
This hands on Bassoon workshop is ideal for young musicians at the start of their musical journey — those currently learning an instrument with their whole class in First Access projects In2Music or SoundBites — and is also open to any future young musicians who might be interested in getting started on this exciting, and lesser known, member of the woodwind family of instruments. No experience is required.
Also part of the Beyond Ambition programme are two masterclasses for more experienced players:
Bassoon workshop with Polly Phillips for Bassoon Players from beginners and up
(Saturday 2 February, 1-5pm, Woodlands Community College)
Double Bass workshop with Caroline Emery for Double Bass players from beginners and up
(Sunday 3 February, 10am-3pm, Woodlands Community College)