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

Practice!

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.

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New Year’s Resolution…
Practice More with Our Best Practice Tips Yet!

In the spirit of the new year, we’re sharing eight of our favorite practice tips so that you can fulfill your most important new year’s resolution…practicing more!

Many of the articles that we’ve shared have focused on different aspects of practicing; from routine and efficiency, to developing sound and improving technique, to setting goals for success in upcoming auditions or performances.

We’ve taken some of the highlights – covering each of these key topics – so that you can kick off the new year right.

Happy New Year and happy practicing!

Read all of the practice tips here

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 Canada, Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will again return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival 2019. 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. Dr. Dean has given more than 500 clinics, master classes and performances at high schools, universities, conferences and other venues. For 11 years he was a clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony and he's also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-viewed ClarinetMike Blog, the Internet’s #1 clarinet blog read in 150 countries on 6 continents: clarinetmike.wordpress.com. After a successful 25 years of teaching clarinet at the university level, he relocated to his native Texas 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, and Bob Ackerman. 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 New Year’s Resolution: More Practice! Better Practice! TODAY!!

  1. singlewinder says:

    Thanks, Mike! I’m going to share this with some students.

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