About this Website
Bassoon for Band Directors was created as a Practical Application project for the American Band College of Sam Houston State University. While the project assignment motivated the creation of this course, its goals were derived from a real need in the band directing community. Most band directors nationwide can relate to some degree of discomfort with the idea of training a young bassoonist. In the absence of any private instructor, it is important that band directors be equipped with the tools, knowledge, and techniques necessary to help students achieve success on the bassoon. Bassoon for Band Directors strives to help teachers acquire those assets and build confidence in their understanding of the bassoon.
About the Creator
Jonathan Bletscher lives in Stanwood, WA and is currently a masters candidate in the American Band College, a middle school band and choir director, and a high school marching band instructor. He hopes that Bassoon for Band Directors will be worthwhile, engaging, and most of all that it will fill a necessary gap in freely available resources for band directors on the web.