James Scott


Instruments & Instruction Offered

  • Bassoon

Lesson Rates

  • $35 for 30 minute lesson
  • $50 for 60 minute lesson
  • $180 for one month of lessons (4 one hour lessons worth) upfront

    All State Audition Package

    • Do you have an upcoming audition and would like lessons specifically for that audition?
    • $120 special for 3 one-hour lessons working specifically on your audition music
    • Regular lesson rates apply after these 3 lessons if you wish to continue. 
    • This only applies to students who are not currently studying with me and are looking for lessons specifically on their audition preparation. 


    • Payment is due by the start of the lesson. 
    • Payment is available by Venmo (@jamesscottbassoonist) or by cash or check
    • Please make all requests for rescheduling or cancellation of lessons at least 24 hours in advance. 

    Education & Experience

    • Masters of Music in Bassoon Performance, Colorado State University May 2024
    • Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance, University of Massachusetts Amherst 2022 

    An active freelance bassoonist in the northern Colorado area. James Scott (He/they) served as the graduate teaching assistant for the Colorado State University bassoon studio with duties including teaching lessons, the bassoon fundamentals class, coaching chamber music, and aiding the undergraduate bassoonists with their reed work. He is also a frequently called-upon coach to teach sectionals and masterclasses, with past experience in the Northeast and Colorado.

    Why should you study with James:

    I have been a performing musician for 12+ years and have 6+ years of teaching experience working with students, teaching masterclasses, running sectionals, etc. Together I will work with you to figure out a plan that best fits your individual goals with the bassoon and how we can best reach them!

    Our first lesson together will be considered a trial lesson and is completely free. For you, this is an opportunity to get an idea of my teaching style and decide if this is something you want to pursue before fully committing. For me this is a good chance to understand who you are and where you are at on the bassoon. Your lessons are customized to your needs and this gives a good jumping-off point to creating your individualized plan! 

    I would recommend that you preview my studio guidelines and lesson policies on my website as it will provide you with a good idea of my expectations in lessons. 

    To schedule a lesson with James or if you have any questions at all, please send an email or reach out through their website.