Focus: Clarinet

In searching for various information and study sheets for my clarinet students I came across some useful websites, and decided to write a clarinet focus blog for you. Enjoy!

General Informational Websites

Clarinet Major Scales Sheet

Clarinet Fingering Chart

The Clarinet Cache Website: Many useful resources for clarinet teachers and students alike. Includes recommendations for sheet music sites, audio sites, and other media that may be beneficial to the clarinetist.

Clarinet Mentor lesson videos for beginners, by Michelle Anderson.

Clarinet Anthology from the International Clarinet Association.

Mouthpieces explained! If you’ve ever wondered what the parts are called and what they do and how they help you choose a new mouthpiece, check this out!

Professional Clarinetists Websites and Lessons:

  • Bill Ridenour Videos
    • Very detailed videos on everything from selecting a new clarinet to explanation of specific keys, repair tips, and more. I especially like his informational “clarivids.” He also makes and sells Ridenour Clarinets.
  • Ron Samuels
    • Professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA.
  • Eric Mandat
    • Professor of clarinet at Southern Illinois University, also tours as a performer and guest clinician. He has some great videos explaining and performing the Rose etudes. Very helpful for college students!
  • Michelle Anderson
    • A student discovered her website and has gotten much use from it. She offers videos on a variety of topics and addresses numerous issues on clarinet playing. She also has the option of a purchasing a Skype lesson with her. Teaches in Vancouver, BC.
  • Eddie Daniels
    • Jazz clarinetist! One of the few current jazz clarinetists that I have heard of. Compared to the legends of clarinet, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Pete Fountain, I would say that he has a darker and more mellow sound (which I like).
  • Michael Dean
    • Currently based in Texas, “Clarinet Mike” is a performer, educator, and guest clinician. I have attended his masterclasses. He is also on Facebook.
  • Lynn Musco
    • Professor of clarinet at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. I have attended music symposium at Stetson and attended her masterclasses.
  • Phillip Paglialonga
    • Professor at Virginia Tech. Very nice guy; I’ve had the opportunity to attend a masterclass given by him.

About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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