Janet Grice has over 30 years experience teaching students of all ages.  She was a teaching artist for Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Education, taught college courses at NYU, Rutgers University, and St. Joseph’s college, and spent 15 years as an instrumental music teacher for the New York City Department of Education.  As a clinician, she’s taught workshops at conferences for the International Double Reed Society, Meg Quigley Vivaldi Bassoon Symposium, Brazilian Association of Double Reeds in São Paulo, Fou De Bassoon in France, and Festival de Música de Londrina in Brazil.  She is currently Professor of Bassoon at Hoff Barthelson Music School, runs a private studio, and is a NYSSMA All-State Woodwind and Jazz judge. (Full Bio)


Teaching Philosophy

Becoming a musically literate person leads to development of life long learning skills and opens pathways of interaction within our global society. Besides that, making music is fun! Here’s an article and a video about Janet’s teaching style.


Teaching Services Available

Janet offers a variety of teaching services for individual students and larger groups.  Please get in touch to inquire about availability.

  • Private Lessons: bassoon, saxophone, clarinet and recorder; NYSSMA preparation, auditions, reed making, technique, sight reading, improvisation, solo repertoire
  • Tutoring: AP Music Theory, Ear Training
  • Consulting: College application process, instrument purchase
  • Clinician: Jazz improvisation, Brazilian music, reed making
  • Facilitator: Teacher Professional Development in Mentoring New Teachers, Assessment, Lesson Planning, Rubrics, Action Plans, Standards, NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Music, Improvisation
  • Bassoon Reeds: Available For purchase