Grow into the player you want to be. Learn how to have expressive playing with a high level of technique and polish.
I can help you prepare physically and mentally for auditions, using up to date brain research and playing techniques.
Prepare for college auditions. Learn music theory. Universities with music programs need music majors and non-majors to play in their ensembles and will give scholarship money to anyone from music teachers to geologists! Learn how to win auditions.
Learn classical, jazz, contemporary and klezmer.
Starting a new routine and creating takes a lot of effort, but is so worth it! You have to be ready for obstacles and willing to take on new challenges.
Successful musicians do not blossom over night, nor is the weight of their success solely on their shoulders. It takes a village of family members, teachers and community members committed to helping a musician be the best they can be.
Routine playing is necessary for clarinet success. In today's busy world, it is paramount to schedule regular clarinet practice time that is undisturbed.
scales in thirds
Practice should be at least as long as your lesson time. Breaking up your practice throughout the day has been proven scientifically to be the fastest way to learn. It could be 15 minutes in the morning, 15 minutes in the afternoon and then 30 minutes in the evening or whatever makes sense for your schedule.
There is nothing like a coach. Learning how to play clarinet takes a lot of knowledge and online research is highly encouraged, but will never come close to the value of one on one individual lessons.
Yes! Find a teacher that best fits your needs.
Making gains each and every week is essential to improving and staying motivated.
I offer free purchasing consultation :)
(there are many different makes of clarinet and the nice student models are just as affordable as the poorly made student models. Purchasing the right instrument is of the uttermost importance)
I recommend starting on Mitchel Lurie 3 or Vandoren 2 1/2.
Try a Rovner Dark or a Rovner Mark III. See your local music stores to see which you prefer.
New mouthpieces can make you sound like a different player. They change the response, tone and playability of your instrument. See your local music store to try some out, they are usually happy to let you try them!