Fee: U.S. $50 per lesson or coaching session, typically running one hour.
The Ryan M. Hare Bassoon Studio offers online private lessons and coaching for intermediate through professional level bassoonists. A variety of platforms are available for your convenience, such as Zoom, Discord, Google Meets, etc.
Face to face lessons and coaching are available for beginner through professional level bassoonists for those who live in or are able to travel to Pullman, Washington, and are also fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including recommended boosters.
Ryan M. Hare served as Professor of Bassoon at Washington State University for 17 years, with previous bassoon teaching experience at MusicWorks Northwest in Bellevue, WA and his own private studios in Seattle and Pullman. He has an extensive professional background as an orchestral and chamber bassoonist, with special interests in contemporary music and music of the Baroque. Featured many times as a guest performing artist at International Double Reed Society Conferences, Ryan has given recitals and master classes all over the United States.
I have found that the online format can actually be very effective, even ideal for many musicians because of the flexibility it allows. I'm looking to assist any bassoonists wishing to:
...or any other topic suited to the further development of a bassoonist's interest and skills!
In general, my interests as a bassoon teacher lie in passing on my love and expertise in playing the bassoon, and helping others further the goals they have for themselves as musicians.
Lesson scheduling can be very flexible. Although I do have a general preference for weekdays from 9am to 6pm, Pacific Time, other times can also be arranged. Lessons are $50, and generally are for one hour. Payment is accepted via a variety of online methods, such as Venmo, Zelle, PayPal, etc.
"Dr. Ryan Hare gave me confidence to pursue a career as a performing musician...He will help you develop your technique and musicianship, prepare you for professional opportunities, and expand your repertoire, all because he is personally invested in you as a musician and as a person."
- Sergeant Sonja Larson, U.S. Army bassoonist, 1st Cavalry Division Band, WSU Bassoon studio alum
"I grew immensely as a musician and bassoonist...Dr. Hare is a fantastic bassoonist and teacher, and I highly recommend him for all your bassoon lesson needs."
- Abigail Jindra, WSU Bassoon studio alum
"If you want to improve as a bassoonist and a musician, Dr. Hare is the teacher you want. He holds his students to the highest standards and is there every step of the way to help them meet their goals. His lessons are rigorous while still being fun (he has a great sense of humor), and he has an analogy for every musical example. I highly recommend all bassoonists take lessons from Dr. Hare."
- Michelle Piatt, WSU Bassoon studio alum
"I sought out Ryan Hare for online lessons during the pandemic, as a chance to focus on improving my professional bassoon performance. He’s insightful, knowledgeable, and has inspired me to meet new challenges and achievements!”
- Cheryl Rebelez-Eickhoff Phillips, Olympia Symphony Orchestra bassoonist
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photo credit: Stuart Murtland
Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition, 2000. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Studied bassoon with Arthur Grossman.
Master of Music in Composition, 1995. Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY. Studied bassoon with Lee Goodhew.
Bachelor of Arts in Music, 1992. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Studied bassoon with Mike Curtis.
Professional positions won by audition:
Principal bassoon, Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Yakima, WA. 2013-present.
Principal bassoon, Washington Idaho Symphony, Pullman, WA. 2004-2016.
Professor of bassoon, Washington State University. 2003-2008: assistant professor, 2008-2015: associate professor with tenure, 2015-2020: "full" professor.
Second bassoon, Eugene Opera, Eugene, OR.1998-2000.
Other currently held orchestral positions:
Principal Bassoon, Siletz Bay Music Festival, Lincoln City, OR. 2018 to present.
Contrabassoon, Mid-Columbia Symphony, Richland, WA. 2015 to present.
Co-Principal Bassoon and Contrabassoon, Walla Walla Symphony, Walla Walla, WA. 2015 to present.
Principal Bassoon, McCall Summer Festival Orchestra, McCall, ID. 07/2012 to present.
Additional freelance/substitute orchestra experience:
Seattle Symphony, Seattle, WA; Spokane Symphony, Spokane, WA; Tacoma Symphony, Tacoma, WA; Northwest Sinfonietta, Tacoma, WA; Oregon East Symphony, Pendleton, OR; Bellevue Philharmonic, Bellevue, WA; Eugene Symphony, Eugene, OR; Federal Way Symphony, Federal Way, WA; Oregon Mozart Players, Eugene, OR; Oregon Festival of American Music, Eugene, OR; Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Reno, NV; Nevada Opera Orchestra, Reno, NV; Nevada Festival of Ballet, Reno, NV; Utica Symphony Orchestra, Utica, NY; Elmira Symphony, Elmira, NY; Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra, Corvallis, OR.
Current chamber music experience:
Artemisia Winds, 2020-present.
Yakima Symphony Wind Quintet, 2013-present.
Solstice Wind Quintet, 2003-2020.
Other professional chamber music experience:
RK Bassoon Quartet, Intermontane Bassoon Trio, Mozart on a Summer Eve Spokane WA, McCall (Ron Klimko) Bassoon Band, Affinity Chamber Players (formerly Contemporary Chamber Composers and Players), Four Winds Woodwind Quartet, Serendipity Wind Quintet.
Bassoon Concerto Appearances:
Daugherty Dead Elvis, Yakima Symphony Orchestra, 2016.
Vivaldi Concerto in E minor for Bassoon, Strings, and Continuo, Washington Idaho Symphony, 2015.
Martin Concerto for Seven Winds, Strings, and Percussion, Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Yakima, WA, 2014.
Mozart Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra, WSU Symphony Orchestra, Pullman, WA, 2008.
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