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Miss Sarah Sesu
Miss Sarah Sesu

Master of Music (Merit), Orchestral Artistry - Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Bachelor Honors Degree (2.1) - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Instruments: Bassoon
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I am a recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having recently achieved my Masters degree on the Orchestral Artistry course. I am now currently a freelance Bassoonist based in London.
I am a very bright and bubbly person, who has had a huge enthusiasm for the bassoon since starting it in secondary school, I'd love to share this enthusiasm by encouraging bassoon students to improve and enhance their playing, as well as enjoying playing this beautiful instrument!

Teaching Experience - I have recently been teaching a range of ages and standards on Bassoon, having students successfully pass their ABRSM grade exams.
I have been part of coaching ensembles in the Junior Conservatoire at RWCMD, playing alongside students in orchestras, giving advice and words of encouragement to help boost confidence in playing, as well as tips on playing. Also at the Juniors, I ran a reed making workshop for the bassoon students, showing them the processes of making a double reed. This was something the students really enjoyed and loved doing! The students were then given the chance to make their own reed using my materials whilst I was there with them to help.
I have been part of giving workshops in primary schools in Yorkshire with my wind quintet, where we collaborated with a string quartet. We introduced each instrument, demonstrating each of their sounds and characteristics. All the students were really engaged and enthusiastic about the workshops, showing a deep interest in the instruments as well as the world of music.

Approach - Find out aims of pupils (graded exams etc.), focus on areas that need improving, help them make a good sound, produce a good technique using scales and exercises, teach them the correct embouchure and use of air support (as some produce bad habits which may affect them in the long run). Above all, to help to foster enjoyment of playing the bassoon - enough to continue as a hobby or to help them pursue as a career, orchestral/chamber or solo.

Contact Sarah

Address: Greenwich
Greater London
Phone: 07583654014
Mobile: 07583654014
Fee (30 minutes): £25.00
Fee (60 minutes): £45.00

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