DOUBLE TALK WORKSHOP
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Our seminars emphasize the “how-to” of teaching double reed fundamentals, provide hands-on time playing the oboe and bassoon, and discuss important double reed resources necessary for student success. Educators of all musical backgrounds (including music education majors) are welcome to attend!
These workshops are accepted toward Professional Development and Recertification hours for Music Educators.
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Registration will be available through our website several months before the workshop takes place. Registrants will be asked to complete a short registration form through Google Forms and to pay the $100 registration fee which includes a handmade oboe and bassoon reed, a "Double Talk Workshop" mug (reed-soaker), a handbook of workshop resources and lunch on the day of the seminar.
General Schedule (subject to adjustment):
9:00 Group Welcome and Introductions!
9:30 Fundamentals Class I
10:30 Reed Adjustment I
11:15 "Where Do I Start?": Starting Students on Double Reeds
11:45 Break for Lunch
12:45 Fundamentals Class II (Switch instruments!)
1:45 Reed Adjustment II
2:30 Double Reed Ensemble Reading-Session
3:15 Closing Discussion and Thoughts
**Participants will spend the morning session on 1 instrument and then switch to the other instrument for the afternoon session.
DO PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BRING AN OBOE AND BASSOON?
Yes, ideally educators would borrow instruments from their schools to use during the workshop. If this is not possible, please contact us and we can try to accommodate your instrument needs.
WHAT LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS THE WORKSHOP GEARED TOWARD?
We accommodate all levels! Whether you've been educating for 30 years or if you've just started your undergraduate music ed degree, we believe you'll benefit from the seminar! We meet everyone at their own double reed playing level!
WHAT DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE COVER?
Your registration fee of $100 covers a professional-handmade oboe reed and bassoon reed ($60 value), a Double Talk mug (which will double as your reed-soaker for the seminar, a handbook of double reed resources, and lunch on the day of the seminar.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Because we must purchase materials and make reeds, participants who need to cancel are entitled to a full refund up until 2 weeks before the workshop. At that point we cannot offer a refund, but we can apply the registration fee to a later seminar.