Jessi Vandagriff loves teaching and playing the bassoon!

She was formerly an adjunct professor of bassoon at BYU-Idaho and has also taught for Brigham Young UniversityAlpine School District, the Crescent School of MusicAspen Winds, and Art City Music Academy. She maintains a blog for bassoon teachers at www.teachbassoon.com, a site of Kodaly-inspired singing lessons for children at www.singsolfa.com, a resource for LDS families using the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling at www.ldscharlottemason.com, a blog of homeschool tips and tricks at homeschool.vandagriff.org, and last but not least, she is the co-creator of the sacred music review site Mormon Musician. Mormon Musician used to be its own site, but now all of its content is available at www.vandagriff.org.

As a performer, Jessi has played with the Utah SymphonyUtah Lyric Opera, Utah Metropolitan Ballet, Utah Baroque EnsembleDeer Valley Music FestivalMartha Graham Dance CompanyTimpanogos Symphony OrchestraUtah Valley SymphonyUtah Valley Millennial Choirs and Orchestras,  and Aspen Winds (a professional woodwind quintet).

Her bassoon playing can be heard on classical, folk, and rock recordings. Here is a sampling of the CDs she’s recorded:

For information on private and group bassoon, reed making, and piano lessons, please contact her through this site. All lessons are taught in her home studio in Orem, Utah. Lesson times are limited, as Jessi spends most of her time with her husband and two small children.

Special Thanks

Many graphics on this site would not be possible without the efforts of fellow bassoonist and graphic designer, Chelsea Hurst. Jessi also wishes to thank her husband and server admin, Morgan Vandagriff. Additional thanks go to Joseph Sowa, Ben Crowder and Bradley Burgess for their contributions to the sacred music portion of the site. Thank you, friends!

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