A Chinese philosopher named Confucius once said that "Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without." Playing a musical instrument has a vast amount of benefits which not only brings a sense of achievement and joy but also, a better appreciation of music.
1. Elevates ...
Launched in 2009, the Nuvo Clarinéo is a small, lightweight Clarinet that is ideal for young beginners. Featuring a simplified key system which is made entirely from plastic, the Clarinéo's mechanisms are much more durable and easy to handle in comparison to conventional instruments....
The playing of wind instruments, as the name suggests, is dependent on the use of and control of the breath. The variety of methods of sound production within the woodwind family mean that breathing technique varies from instrument to instrument. Although the idea of what is considered ‘good...
Multiphonics (or multiple sounds) on woodwind instruments are a topic that many young composers feel afraid and insecure about. As a composer and clarinet player I have researched a lot on the subject and served as adviser for many fellow composers.
The most important thing to know is that...
Below is an extract from an article I recently wrote for the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain, discussing my experiences trialing the latest brand of synthetic clarinet reeds – a very niche topic for a very niche audience! The full article can be found by following this...
‘I have always wanted to play the flute’
‘I’d love to learn a musical instrument but I think I’m too old now’
Does this sound familiar?
There seems to be a stigma around adults learning a musical instrument. Some think that they are too old, and that because they didn’t learn an...
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...
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 - 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...
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...
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I am an active solo,chamber music and orchestral performer,Making Music Young Concert Artist Award Winner,Guildhall School of Music and Drama Alumni, offering clarinet lessons...
I am an experienced performer and dedicated teacher, and am always looking to adapt to individual needs and interests of pupils.
I am a young enthusiastic clarinet, saxophone and piano teacher. I hold the position of Woodwind Tutor at the independent school, Shiplake College. I have flexible teaching...
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Good teachers aim to pass on their skills so that their pupils become musicians in their own right, musically independent of the teacher.
Hello! My name is Victoria Benjamin. I am an experienced and well qualified saxophone teacher based in Berkshire.
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