Rico Reserve Clarinet Mouthpieces

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about the new Rico Reserve Mouthpieces. Here’s a video on them:

Recently, a representative from D’Addario came to a school district where I teach and I had the opportunity to try to a couple of them myself. I tried the Medium Open and Close facings. I especially liked the Close facing. I didn’t like it as much as my Vandoren M13 Lyre, but it certainly was a Close second (pun intended!). (It is possible that if I had tried a bag full of them, that I might have found one better than my M13 Lyre!)

With the recent Rico Reserve Reeds and now the Rico Reserve Mouthpieces, it seems to me that Rico has gained ground on Vandoren. It also seems to me that healthy competition between these two titans of the clarinet world benefits us as clarinetists and the companies themselves.

ClarinetMike says, “Check out the Rico Reserve Clarinet Mouthpieces.”

NOTE: Watch for opportunities to try these new mouthpieces. Here’s a couple in Texas, http://www.facebook.com/groups/167715073272410/, fyi.

About ClarinetMike

American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as "world-class clarinetist and pedagogue," "consummate performer," "inspirational," "outstanding teacher," "super," "brilliant performer," and "one of the best clinicians I have ever seen." His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival 2017. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He's performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-read ClarinetMike Blog, clarinetmike.wordpress.com-viewed in 150 countries on 6 continents. He was recently a tenured Associate Professor of Clarinet for 11 years at Southeast Missouri State University. He returned to his native Texas in 2012 due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, Bob Ackerman, and Pam Youngblood. His web page, clarinetmike.com, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.
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2 Responses to Rico Reserve Clarinet Mouthpieces

  1. Mike Getzin says:

    Hi Mike, Just posted on the Cl Industry News Page about the Reserve MP from Rico, and going in 10 days to NYC where there will be a showing with Nuccio and Hawley. Keep touch with me on your doings as everything is important. The WKA certainly has past summer events well documented and students should know about it especially newsletters. Hope to hear soon

  2. Pingback: Rico Reserve Mouthpieces in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas | ClarinetMike Blog

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