Doug Spaniol

Doug Spaniol

Doug Spaniol is Professor of Bassoon at Butler University and Instructor of Bassoon at Interlochen Arts Camp. His instructional book for bassoonists, The New Weissenborn Method for Bassoon (Hal Leonard), has been called “a must for all your beginning students” (The Double Reed) and “an invaluable addition to bassoon literature… a landmark in pedagogy” (Double Reed News). He has presented masterclasses at the Royal Academy of Music (London), Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (Cardiff), the St. Petersburg (Russia) Conservatory, and many others. He has been named both a Fulbright Scholar and Marshall Scholar and has received degrees from the University of Illinois, the Royal Northern College of Music, and The Ohio State University. His bassoon teachers include Christopher Weait, William Waterhouse, and E. Sanford Berry. Dr. Spaniol is a Yamaha Performing Artist and plays a Yamaha YFG-811 bassoon.

The Bocalphone: Practicing Fundamentals using only the Bassoon Reed and Bocal

Education Room

The Bocalphone (the reed and bocal only) is a tool that enables an effective way to teach, learn, and practice tone production fundamentals for bassoon.  Attendees will learn specific techniques and exercises that can help bassoonists at any level improve their intonation, tone, and control.  Teachers will be able to use these exercises in private […]