I truly care about molding bassoonists into sensitive, knowledgeable, and successful musicians.

I impress upon my students that a live music performance should present a musically engaging experience for their audience, not a sterile, perfect representation of each piece. The performance experience should be enjoyable by all, even the performer!

I believe in the well-rounded bassoonist. From solo to orchestral playing, and everything in between, I prepare my students to be confident in diverse musical settings.

I encourage my students to instruct others in as many settings as possible. I firmly believe that we become better players through instruction.

Any student that works with me will receive highly individualized, engaging instruction.

I diagnose and provide multiple solutions to heal weaknesses in playing.

© 2019 Shannon Lowe (photo cred: Bryan Garris)

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