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 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 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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