Tristan B, Bassoon Lessons

Tristan B, Bassoon Lessons


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Tristan Baban, Bassoon

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, Student Box 200, New York, NY 10023

(703) 870-9098; [email protected]




2020-               The Juilliard School, M.Mus. expected 2022

                        Student of Judith LeClair, Principal New York                            Philharmonic

2016-2020       The Juilliard School, B.Mus. expected 2020

                        Student of William Short, Principal Metropolitan Opera

2012-2016       High School Studies with Chris Jewell, Assistant Principal Bassoon, Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra


Performance Experience


2016-               Juilliard Orchestra/Chamber Orchestra/Opera Orchestra/Wind Orchestra, All Positions

2015-16           American Youth Phil. Orchestra, Fairfax, VA, Principal Bassoon

2015, 2016      Virginia All-State Orchestra, Principal Bassoon


Solo Performances and Awards


2015                American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition for

Winds and Brass, Winner.  Performed Weber’s Bassoon Concerto with Orchestra, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.


Summer Music Festivals


2018                Texas Music Festival, Houston (4 weeks)

2018                Suoni Dal Golfo Music Festival, Lerici, Italy, Principal Bassoon (2 weeks)

2017                Kent/Blossom Music Festival, Kent, OH (4 weeks)





2017-18           Gluck Community Service Fellowship (provides Juilliard students with opportunities to perform at health care facilities)

2018-20           Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship (provides teaching experience to Juilliard students offering arts instruction for grades 2 through 12)

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New York, NY 10023
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

- I learn their strengths and weaknesses. 

-I ask them what they want to improve in their playing.

-I ask them what they are looking for in a teacher. 

-I ask them what their previous teacher emphasizd and whether it worked or not.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I recently graduated from The Juilliard School in New York City and will continue my graduate studies at Juilliard.

I have been a Morse Fellow through Juilliard. A Morse Fellow is a student who is selectively chosen by the Director of Community Engagement to teach in local public school in New York City.  My students are usually around ages 11-13. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $85 per hour.  I also sell handmade reeds to the bassoonists needs for $30.  If you are not able to pay $85, I can certainly make arrangements to fit your financial needs. 

How did you get started teaching?

I've always loved to teach.  Teaching is part of a musicians life and I find happiness in seeing my students grow.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students ages 11-13 and also students in the pre-college division at Juilliard (ages 16-18).

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a teacher that understands you and also compliments you.  You need to have chemistry with your teacher or else it will never work.

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