In your first clarinet lesson, your teacher will show you how to put the clarinet together and will show you how to hold it in the right position, so that you’re able to replicate this when you’re practising at home. Your teacher will show you how to put your reed on and how to make a sound, as well as showing you where your fingers need to go.Be really careful with your reed! The reed is the part of the clarinet that makes a sound and any splits or chips in it will make it much more difficult for a lovely sound to come out of the instrument.
Clarinet Lessons For Experienced Players
For a more advanced clarinet player, our Music Place teachers can work with you on more advanced techniques, including sound projection, use of dynamics and playing in the higher register, as well as increasing your finger dexterity and extending your repertoire.
You will be able to work with your teacher towards ABRSM exams, up to grade 8 and you will be able to take your exam here at the Music Place. Make sure you let your teacher know what you enjoy about playing the clarinet and also what you find tricky.
Opportunities for Clarinet Students
Perform at Instrumentalist Day or the Music Place Talent Show
Join the horn section of a rock or pop band that rehearses weekly and performs throughout the year
Adult Woodwind Group on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm
Jazz Summer School in August and Jazz Weekend in March