Monthly Archives: April 2016

ClarinetMike’s Performance Anxiety Tips

Auditions! Music Juries! Finals! One of the most common questions I get in lessons, master classes, clinics, etc. is how to perform well under the normal stress of performing. Therefore, I’ve decided to repost some common-sense tips on dealing with performance anxiety – … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Habits!

When I was a kid, I played little league baseball. While fielding a position, my coaches taught me to keep my right thumb between my first two fingers when the pitcher started to make his pitch. This way, if a ball … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Maximize Your Maxims

Using short, memorable comments during clarinet instruction is an effective way of quickly and concisely communicating an idea or concept. One of my heroes, John Wooden, was famous for his “Maxims.” (FYI, check out my recent John Wooden article HERE.) … Continue reading

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