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Breathing for Woodwind Players

The playing of wind instruments, as the name suggests, is dependent on the use of and control of...

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How to inspire pupils to practise with enthusiasm

It is important to understand why a particular pupil may not be enjoying their music practice...

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Ten Tips for Making the Most of Practice Time

It is often said that the more you practice, the better you will get. Why then do some pupils...

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Tips for 'playing in' clarinet reeds

It is important when playing the clarinet to select your reeds carefully. When preparing for an...

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  • Victoria MacLachlan Northwood, HA6

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    Hello! My name is Victoria MacLachlan and I'm a graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire. It was there that I studied for my undergraduate degree in clarinet and my masters degree in classical clarinet, saxophone and flute gaining a merit.
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    A passionate and professional musician who loves working with others towards their musical goals. Whether you are a budding professional or simply looking to fulfil a lifelong dream to play "that tune", I look forward to working with you!
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    I am a recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where I study at Masters degree level.
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    I currently have a fully booked teaching timetable. If you are interested in lessons, please get in touch and I will let you know when a space becomes available (16/02/16)
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    Hi, I'm Sam and I'm a clarinet and saxophone tutor based in Ealing, West London. I recently graduated from a Composition for Screen masters at the Royal College of Music.
  • Lois Au Battersea, SW8 Gold Member

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    Whether a complete beginner or post grade 8, I aim to give musical education that is fun and motivating. I have a very consistent record for good exam results and scholarship auditions but whatever your aims, I will do my best to help you reach them.
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Clarinet Articles

  • Learning a new instrument

    Myles Christian Clarinet Teacher (East London) Picture Learning an instrument is great fun and a positive personal challenge in many ways. For some people who are beginners, it can be slightly daunting taking up an instrument. This seems to be more the case with adults. My advice to you is don't worry! There is absolutely no pressure or unfair...
  • Slow and steady wins the race!

    Jordan Black Clarinet Teacher (West London) Picture "With many little strokes a large tree is felled" - Japanese Proverb When I was younger and starting to take clarinet lessons, I wanted everything 'NOW!'. Technique, stamina, sound etc..I was impatient and failed to see that healthy development takes a great deal of time and sometimes progress...
  • Warm Up Exercises for Wind Instruments

    Victoria MacLachlan Clarinet Teacher (Harrow) Picture Warm up exercises Although this article is largely going to be focused on clarinet warm up technique, the various methods described can be easily transferred onto any wind instrument and can be made easier or more difficult dependant on the individual. At this time of year especially (cold,...


  • Controlling air with the clarinet

    Jordi Clarinet Teacher (South East London) Picture The wind and the air. What is the difference between both of them? These two concepts are so related but are not the same. We could say that the wind is the air in movement, and this wind is what windplayers use to make their instruments sound. The clarinet is a wind instrument, as all of us...
  • Beginning clarinet without breaking the bank

    Lisa Devlin Clarinet Teacher (South East London) Picture I received an enquiry today from a potential student who asked me "Do I actually need a clarinet of my own to take lessons?"While the answer may seem obvious, it's actually a very valid question. Theoretically, you could go for a lesson every week with your own box of reeds, play your teacher's...
  • Are you playing music for the right reasons?

    Alice Williamson Clarinet Teacher (North London) Picture When embarking on learning a musical instrument it is possible, and common, to see it as a step-by-step progression of scales, grades, hoops to go through. There is an efficiency and directional process to this that can seem and be a satisfying goal to achieve. However all too many students, of...