• Lessons taught from my home office or I can travel to your home

  • Teaches lessons for any skill level. From beginners to advanced students.

  • Have experience teaching elementary school to college level students on bassoon and saxophone

  • Focuses on basic technique to build skills to learn difficult repertoire

  • Reed making lessons available (bassoon)

  • Will sell reeds to students (bassoon)

  • Has all of the proper tools and machines to teach group and individual reed making lessons (bassoon)

  • Connections with many collegiate professors





"Mary Calo is a talented musician and a patient teacher.  She brought great passion to her work as woodwind coach of the Central Valley Youth Symphony, working with middle and high school students very effectively.  I am pleased to recommend her work to students looking for a bassoon teacher."  (Thomas Derthick, Music Director, Central Valley Youth Symphony)

"I knew back when I observed you teaching in your undergrad days that you were cut out for it.  The students you taught improved a great deal. I was always impressed with how much they learned working with you, and how committed you were to them.  You know how important it is to focus on building solid fundamental skills, while at the same time creating a fun and inspiring learning environment that fosters the development of music expression.  I am glad you believe in teaching by example, not all teachers can or do. You are a beautiful player-- your students will learn so much from hearing you play in their lessons. Your students are lucky to have you." (Nicolasa Kuster, Professor of Bassoon: University of the Pacific)

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