Shane Underwood

(970) 999-2161 (cell) – Shane.Underwood@colostate.edu

Instruments & Instruction Offered

  • Bassoon (Beginner to Advanced, All Ages)

Lesson Rates

One-on-one:

  • $28.00 per 30-minute lesson
  • $36.00 per 45-minute lesson
  • $48.00 per 60-minute lesson

Private Class:

  • $28.00 per student per hour – must have 2-4 students to form a class; please reach out for availability

Education & Experience

  • Highschool Diploma – Fort Collins Highschool, 3.5 GPA Achieved
  • BM in Bassoon Performance – Currently pursuing at CSU

Primary Instructors:

  • Dr. Cayla Bellamy
  • Mr. Tom Bittinger

Performances with:

  • Colorado All-State Orchestra 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Colorado All-State Band 2021, 2022
  • Denver Young Artists Orchestra 2021
  • CSU Honor Band 2019, 2022
  • Northern Colorado Band 2020, 2022

My Experience:

As it is common with many Bassoonists, I started out playing clarinet. When I switched to bassoon, it meant that I was a semester behind my peers which was very embarrassing to me. However, I started taking private lessons, and I can still remember the surge of confidence I felt walking into the band room knowing that I wasn’t clueless anymore.

We’ll learn things like the 12 major and minor scales, tonguing techniques, reed adjustments, how to annotate music in a way that makes sense, and how to best prepare for auditions. We can work on anything from chamber group music to the big band or orchestra music a student may have.

Please have reeds before lessons. Feel free to ask me where to get them.