This year, we are starting a brand new program, Sunday Bassoon School, with the intention of expanding the opportunities for young bassoonists to study the bassoon!  Students will study with Rutgers Music Education students who have studied the bassoon with Dr. Christopher Wickham for 6+ years!  Lessons will be $40/hour.  Enrollment is limited, so those interested are encouraged to sign up soon!

In addition to private lessons, there will also be a monthly 2 hour reed class*-- the first is slated for January 22nd, time TBD-- open to all High School and Middle School Bassoonists.  The cost for this will be $20.  

Send an email to to inquire more about the program and/or sign up!


*A minimum of 4 students must register for the class to be held.




AMANDA EIDER is currently a student at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. She has participated in the New York Summer Music Festival, Ithaca College Summer Music Festival, and the 2014 International Double Reed Society Convention. In addition to her involvement with multiple Rutgers ensembles, she has performed with the Eastern Wind Symphony and premiered a bassoon sonata at Westminster Choir College. She also interns for the Mason Gross Extension Division’s Adult Chamber Music Program and has worked with the John P. Stevens High School Marching Band. She currently studies with Dr. Christopher Wickham.


MICHAEL TATORIS is a graduate of East Brunswick High school in central New Jersey. He is currently a Sophomore at Mason Gross school of the arts for Music Education and bassoon performance and has recently played with groups at Rutgers such as the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, the Kirkpatrick Choir, and the undergraduate bassoon ensemble Bacoustics. Outside of school, he has played with the Eastern Wind Symphony and the Adelphi Orchestra. Michael has participated in the Summer Music in Tuscany festival where he performed with Principal bassoonist of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Sebastian Stevensson. In previous years, Michael has premiered arrangements for bassoon ensemble such as an arrangement of the Flight of the Bumblebee for bassoon ensemble and wind ensemble. This premiere was done at Rutgers and was performed with Monica Ellis of the Imani winds.