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Finding Your First Clarinet

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  • Clarinet Books for Beginners

    Diane Hammond MMus Clarinet Teacher (Manchester) Picture
    Here are some good resources for beginners:Learn As You Play Clarinet by Peter Wastall (has a CD accompaniment to play along with)A Tune a Day for Clarinet (Book 1) by C. Paul HerferthCreative Clarinet by Kellie Santin and Cheryl Clark (beginners guide to improvisation and jazz - with CD...
  • Reiner Wehle's Clarinet Fundamentals

    Lucy Payne Clarinet Teacher (Manchester) Picture
    There are a wealth of clarinet tutor books, study book and methods on the market. It can be quite a task to find the 'right' one and they are often expensive and written in such a a way that they are very difficult to learn from effectively. However, recently Reine Wehle has published his...
  • The Clarinet

    Michael Perrett Clarinet Teacher (Manchester) Picture
    The clarinet - or 'misery stick' as it is less charitably known - is a relative newcomer on the woodwind scene. Although some pieces featuring the clarinet date from the late 17th century (most notably from that towering figure of Western music, Johann Melchior Molter) its early incarnation...
  • Selecting Clarinet Mouthpieces... Difficult Task?

    Mari Carmen Clarinet Teacher (Bristol) Picture
    It is said that having a good mouthpiece is essential to reach a good tone quality and that having a not-so good clarinet is not so important. In addition to this, I can add that the mouthpiece is the main part of the clarinet; it is where the sound starts in directly connection with our...
  • Playing Beyond The Notes

    Kirsty Tickle Clarinet Teacher (East London) Picture
    As a teacher, I have long strived to open students up to "playing beyond the notes" in front of them. It is challenging to perform a piece technically well, but even more challenging to perform a piece with your own individual flair and for that piece to have some meaning for you. Here are some...
  • Practising - It Need Not Be A Chore!

    Chris Hatton Clarinet Teacher (East London) Picture
    The dreaded P word.. You get to the end of your instrumental lesson, pack your instrument away and make your way to the door to leave when your teacher begins reciting an endless list of scales, arpeggios, exercises and pieces that you need to practise and perfect for the following...
  • Practice Makes Perfect!

    Kathryn Lomas Clarinet Teacher (Stockport) Picture
    Practice makes perfect but here are some ideas for how to make the most of it. 1. Little but often is the most beneficial.2. Find a safe but visible place to keep the instrument out and ready for action and your child will play it much more often.3. Very young children do not always need to...
  • Great Clarinet Book For Young Beginners

    Rob Cox Clarinet Teacher (Nottingham) Picture
    Just starting out and learning to play the clarinet! Have a look through "Clarinet Basics" by Paul Harris, it's great for young learners age 8+. Full of good content to keep the interest of young enquiring minds, this tutor book runs smoothly from initial concepts through to roughly grade 2...
  • Historical Clarinet Performance Recommendation

    Alexandra Heeley Clarinet Teacher (Cardiff) Picture
    For students who are looking to find out more about historical performance and classical clarinet, recommended books are The Clarinet by Eric Hoepric and An Introduction to Historical Performance by Colin Lawson and Robert Stowell.
  • Advanced Study Book Recommendation

    Sam Woodford Clarinet Teacher (West London) Picture
    If I were to suggest an advanced study book for the clarinet then it would definitely be the 'Uhl book of Studies'. It concentrates on all aspects of your playing and will really help you improve.

Clarinet Teachers

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    Sam Woodford Clarinet Teacher (West London) Picture
    Hello my name is Rachael, I currently live in West London and really enjoy teaching. I am looking for more pupils to share the enjoyment I get out of playing a musical instrument.
  • Catherine Gunnett

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    Welcome to my page and thank you for your interest.
  • Georgina Hastings

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    I am a freelance musician and teacher living in the Cardiff area. My personal aim is to inspire people, whether it be through my teaching, my playing or my personality. My...
  • Grant Irvine

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    I am a friendly and experienced teacher. Whether you are looking to take up an instrument as a hobby, you wish to progress through the grade systems or are looking to learn an...
  • Anthony Wright

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    A big hello to all clarinet and saxophone enthusiasts.
  • Elaine Ruby

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    Teaching is something which I really enjoy, and whatever your age, ability and aspirations, I want you to look forward to each of your lessons because of the enjoyment and...
  • James Maltby

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    Hello budding musicians! Music is such an expressive, life-affirming subject and I believe it should play a part in everyone's life. I couldn't urge you more to get involved...
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