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Yueh Chou

  • Bassoon
  • Chamber Music
Continuing Education
  • Bassoon


Instruments Taught


Chamber Music


Dr. Chou is dedicated to inspiring a passion for classical music in the younger generation. Her teaching style includes musical analysis, improving tone production, clean finger technique, and the performance practices of diverse musical styles and time periods, as well as mental training for performance. She has been on faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, pre-college division, teaching bassoon since 2001. She also has been teaching bassoon at San José State University since 2011. She is the founder and director of Bassoon Academy West, her large private studio. 

Dr. Chou has an extensive and varied performance career. She premiered the solo bassoon pieces Under the Open Sky by Veronika Krausas (Los Angeles) and Group on a Row the Same by Lou Harrison (Santa Cruz). She has performed in Den Haag and Amsterdam (Muziekgebouw aan't IJ) in the Netherlands, Geel and Chimay (Theatre du Chateau) in Belgium, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center in the United States, and the National Concert Hall in Taiwan.

Dr. Chou holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the Juilliard School and has obtained both Masters and Doctorate degrees in Music Performance (with minors in Baroque Bassoon and Music Education) from the University of Southern California. She also earned a Certificate Diploma in Period Bassoons at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag, the Netherlands. 

Accepting beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.