Monthly Archives: January 2014

NACWPI/CMS National Conference 2014 – St. Louis, Missouri

NACWPI Rolls On!!  As a recent former president and officer on the NACWPI National Board, I am proud to pass along the announcement below that was posted yesterday on the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors’ NACWPI Facebook Page. … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike Clinic at TMEA 2014: Handouts Available

As mentioned in a previous POST, I’ll be giving a clarinet clinic at TMEA 2014 (Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention). TMEA 2014 will be held February 12-15, 2014 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA. My clinic will be … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #21 “Don’t Look Down!”

ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #21 “Don’t Look Down!” I have noticed that many young clarinetists, especially beginners, at times have a tendency to look down their clarinets while playing. Looking down the clarinet can create bad habits and problems:  embouchure, head … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution: More Practice! Better Practice! TODAY!!

Yesterday, an excerpt from one of my practice articles was published in the new edition of Vandoren’s WAVE e-newsletter. Below is the blurb from the e-newsletter. ___________ New Year’s Resolution… Practice More with Our Best Practice Tips Yet! In the … Continue reading

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