Students

Hello students... 

Glad to have you aboard for an exciting season of exploring what the clarinet might mean for you in the coming weeks. 

Info nuggets...
Here are a few things I'd like to communicate to you...probably we've covered this already at your first lesson; this can serve as a little reminder.

  • The first lessons is free, the purpose being to get to know each other and for me to assess where you are in your clarinet playing, what your individual goals are, what you have studied thus far, and what your learning style and musical preferences are.  If you decide to continue, we'll develop an appointment card of 10 lesson dates.  You pay for 10 at a time, and try to call me 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel; I likewise will notify you in advance if I have a sudden performance conflict.  I will make up all lessons and you only pay for lessons you actually have.
  • Please bring all your method books and repertoire to the first lesson so we can discuss materials (good and bad!)
  • Daily practice in smaller doses is much better than once big practice session directly before a lesson.  Plan on at least a 1/2 hour daily if possible.
  • Problems and questions are better dealt with sooner rather than later, avoiding discouragement etc.
  • If you need help with clarinet, mouthpiece or reed selection, I will be available when possible.
  • Lessons will usually be segmented, having some time devoted to each of the following: scales, long tones, tonguing exercises, etudes, facility exercises, pieces and your own band / orchestra music issues.
  • For very young or small students there is the option of starting on the Lyon's clarinet (C).  This instrument was developed in England and can easily be used to learn clarinet initially.  Since it's a C instrument, it can easily be played with family members playing piano, guitar, flute or violin.  Often the Lyons clarinet is used instead of recorder for teaching basic wind principles.

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Van Buskirk: If I Could Start Again for clarinet solo
Beebe: How Was it We Were Caught? for clarinet and computer
Martino: A Set for Clarinet
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)
Muczynski: Time Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 43
Juon: Trio Miniatures
Rota: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Bruch: Pieces (8) for Clarinet/Violin, Viola/Cello and Piano, Op. 83
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Muczynski: Fantasy Trio for Piano, Cello and Clarinet, Op. 26
Walker: Full Circle for Flute, Clarinet and Piano
Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in B-flat major, FP 184
Gunn: Euphonicum Tangenturis
Webster: Carmen Rhapsody for Clarinet Flute and Piano
Vermont Virtuosi: Vermont Virtuosi and Walter Parker in Duscussion
Márquez: Zarabandeo for Clarinet and Piano
Sutermeister: Capriccio
Bassi: Fantasy on Verdi's "Rigoletto"
Persichetti: Parable XIII for Clarinet solo, Op. 126
Guastavino: Sonata para clarinete y piano
Juon: Trio Miniatures
Rota: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Bruch: Pieces (8) for Clarinet/Violin, Viola/Cello and Piano, Op. 83
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Muczynski: Fantasy Trio for Piano, Cello and Clarinet, Op. 26
Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
Fauré: Dolly Suite, Op. 56
Gunn: Euphonicum Tangenturis
Webster: Carmen Rhapsody for Clarinet Flute and Piano


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