Tag Archives: clarinet

How to tell when your child isn’t practicing.

Excellent article that applies to all instruments, and not only to the piano. (And it’s not too long, either!) Click Here to read it! Not much needs to be added to the article, but I do want to make the … Continue reading

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Recital Tips (gifts!)

As far as teaching careers are concerned, mine has been relatively short. I taught a few lessons as a teenager, but have only been consistently teaching for approximately 6 years. Here is what I have learned: Make a simple program … Continue reading

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3.5 Rules for Picking Christmas Music

It’s that time of year, when music teachers all over America (and I assume other places too!) begin picking Christmas music with their students. I enjoy this particularly because it is like hitting the reset button for the students: they … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Clarinet Embouchure (VIDEO)

Correct embouchure is EXTREMELY important for getting a good sound on any instrument, but the clarinet is particularly difficult. One of the pitfalls that young clarinetists fall into is thinking that they are right simply because they can get a … Continue reading

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Music Jewelry

For some people jewelry is just something you wear to help yourself look more “professional”, for others they want to simply be pretty, and still others want to express their personality through their adornments. If you are someone who is … Continue reading

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Practice Advice from Bud Herseth

An article that was shared with me that includes some excellent practice advice from renowned trumpeter Bud Herseth. Enjoy! http://brassmusiconline.com/Articles/practise-advice-from-bud-herseth/  

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Clarinet How-To: Putting it Together

Some basic instructions for putting a clarinet together. Clarinet Couch Coach Episode 1: Putting it Together

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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 … Continue reading

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Music and Autistism

I found an article today about how music helped one autistic student to find confidence, feel more socially secure, and improve in verbal skills. I have taught several autistic students, and I have seen them do wonderful things through music. … Continue reading

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Website Feature: Making Music Fun .net

One of my go-to websites when I need materials for a private lesson or for a classroom is MakingMusicFun.net ┬áThere is a wealth of resources there, particularly helpful to younger students and the parents of these children. There is a … Continue reading

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