Monthly Archives: June 2016

ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: “I Will Clap The Music Every Day”

Recently, I posted an article on my using Maxims. One of my favorite maxims is “If you can’t clap it, you can’t play it.” Inside ClarinetMike’s Studio: Recently, one of my bright-eyed junior high students, Ian, came to a lesson … Continue reading

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10 Clarinet Things To Do On Summer Break

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…. I love summer! When I’m wearing shorts, I’m always in a good mood! Below are 10 clarinet things to do in the summer – I’m sure you can think of others! Work on the improvements/adjustments in … Continue reading

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Program Notes for Duo 35 Recital on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm in Arlington, Texas!

As previously posted (HERE) Saxophonist Todd Oxford and I will be playing our first concert of the summer on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the International Baptist Church of Arlington at 7:30 pm. Joining us on this recital will be … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: “Five Steps to Teaching”

As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of the late great John Wooden.  One of the many, many things I learned from him by reading his books, etc. is his “Four Laws of Learning.” “The four laws of learning … Continue reading

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