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Importance of versatility in woodwind playing

In the current world of music it is becoming more and more apparent just how important it is to...

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Learn an instrument: you'll never be lonely

You don't have to be a professional musician to enjoy the benefits of music-making with...

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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...

CASS Article: Synthetic Reeds

Below is an extract from an article I recently wrote for the UK Clarinet and Saxophone Society...

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    I am a young and enthusiatic music teacher based in Manchester. I specialise in Bassoon and Clarinet tuition and teach a wide range of people and abilities every week. I have 100% pass rate for my pupils exams which I use Trinity and ABRSM.
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    I believe everyone is individual, therefore my lessons are tailored to the needs of the student. I feel that lessons should be a relaxed enjoyable process about making music!
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    Hello, My name is Max and I teach the Saxophone and Clarinet. If you want to learn either instrument with a relaxed and patient teacher don't hesitate to contact me. As a performer I have played at Ronnie Scotts and The Dorchester Hotel.
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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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    I am a jazz singer, instrumentalist, composer and educator working throughout London and nationwide. A committed and enthusiastic teacher, I am dedicated to offering my students a well-rounded musical education.
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    I am passionate about both music and teaching. I have a friendly approach and give my pupils a lot of support to help them become confident and creative musicians.
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Clarinet Articles

  • Slow Practising

    Baldvin Tryggvason Clarinet Teacher (North West London) Picture Slow practising is the key to gaining perfect control over your instrument. This works for any instrument. It allows your fingers to achieve even and controlled movement. At first, slow practising is the worst. It's time consuming and it's hard to keep focus throughout your practice. You might...
  • 'Music To Me'

    Natalie Tompkins Clarinet Teacher (Watford) Picture This was written a little over 5 years ago by me. I had to write a blog whilst completing my teaching degree which would eventually help me write my own philosophy on Music Education. It's a little colloquial and by no means academic, but whilst reminiscing over it it felt like just the piece of...
  • Importance of versatility in woodwind playing Editor's Pick

    Damon Oliver Clarinet Teacher (West London) Picture In the current world of music it is becoming more and more apparent just how important it is to be a versatile musician. It is of paramount importance to study and understand as many genres of music as possible, including the modern genres of today as well as learning the history of more...


  • How to prepare for your practical exam

    Samantha Christopher Clarinet Teacher (Colchester) Picture You took the plunge and entered for your first graded music exam; so what’s next?   It is likely that there are less than six-weeks before the exam period starts. Understandably, some candidates might feel pressured that they may not have enough time to prepare or that they won’t be...
  • How to care and maintain your reeds

    Samantha Christopher Clarinet Teacher (Colchester) Picture A reed can last between two-days and six-months depending on how you care for it.  A reed breaking on the day of an exam or important recital can be a nightmare for any reed-wind player.  I once had the misfortune of witnessing a young student break their reed minutes before an exam, there was...
  • CASS Article: Synthetic Reeds

    Michael Pearce  BMus (Hons) MA Clarinet Teacher (South East London) Picture Below is an extract from an article I recently wrote for the UK Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain magazine, discussing the merits and pitfalls of synthetic, plastic clarinet reeds – a very niche topic for a very niche audience! I am delighted that to this day, the article remains...