Monthly Archives: February 2016

NEWS! ClarinetMike Clinic at Texas Bandmasters Convention in July 2016!

NEWS! Just received an official invitation to give a clarinet clinic at the 69th Annual Texas Bandmasters Association Convention/Clinic on July 21-24, 2016. TBA will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on the banks of the River Walk in beautiful downtown San Antonio, … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike Teaching on YouTube!

Decided to follow up last week’s blog post, ClarinetMike Performing on YouTube!, with videos featuring me teaching master classes and clinics. ClarinetMike Clinic Videos: Click Here ClarinetMike Master Class Videos: Click Here Below is a YouTube Video Mix of my Master … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike Performing on YouTube!

Hey! Noticed recently that CDBaby (or someone?) has put up some new videos of me performing on YouTube. The below video is part of a playlist that includes music from my CD’s, a live performance, and even (mistakenly – but excellent!) … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: “Single Lip Double Lip” Embouchure

“Single Lip Double Lip” is a new term I’ve thought up to describe the embouchure I use and teach (also known as “5-C“). The embouchure was developed over a number of years based on my study of the important ideas of master single reed … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Encouragement and Motivation from John Wooden

It’s time for some inspiration from the late, great John Wooden. ClarinetMike says, “Watch the video above and read the tips below over and over and over. AND, show them to your students.” John Wooden (1910-2010) was a legendary UCLA basketball … Continue reading

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