Skype. I am currently accepting new students in my studio for live lessons over Skype. In addition to clarinet students, I am also currently accepting a limited number of saxophone students. Let me help you strive for genuine excellence as you prepare for solo contests, university scholarship auditions, all-state auditions, concerto competitions, orchestra auditions, jury and recital hearings, concerts, job interviews and more! Band Directors: I’m also available for professional development. Contact me HERE.
Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” is a former clarinet and saxophone university professor with more than 30 years of successful private lesson teaching experience at all levels, from university graduate students to 4th grade beginners. His students consistently win awards and distinctions at competitions and festivals including solo & ensemble, all-region, all-area, all-state, MTNA, and various concerto and other competitions. His students perform professionally in military bands, orchestras, big bands, traveling broadway shows and more. His students are consistently accepted into prestigious university music schools and hold faculty appointments as successful music educators and administrators. Biographical information is available below and HERE. A brochure is available HERE.
Equipment. Skype lesson students need a computer with a good internet connection, webcam with microphone, and free Skype app. (I can help you figure it out – it’s easy!)
Information. For information on Skype Lessons with ClarinetMike, just send me an email or give me a call – CLICK HERE.
Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Bio. American clarinetist and BG France Performing Artist MICHAEL DEAN’s performing and teaching have been praised as “dynamic,” “wonderful,” “consummate performer,” “inspirational,” “outstanding teacher,” “super,” “brilliant performer” and “one of the best clinicians I have ever seen.” Dr. Michael Dean maintains a national and international profile with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. He will be returning to Vipiteno, Italy this coming summer as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the Orfeo Music Festival 2017.
Michael Dean has appeared as a clarinet recitalist at Carnegie Hall and has a sustained record of recitals, clinics, master classes, and presentations at international (ClarinetFests), national (NACWPI), and state (TMEA/TBA) conferences. He is featured on New Media (YouTube) and five commercial CD’s and is currently preparing another new CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He has extensive experience as an orchestral, chamber, and orchestra pit musician: Abilene Philharmonic, Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio and Duo 35. He recently performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. Michael Dean has achieved national and international recognition through his noted and widely-read “ClarinetMike Blog,” clarinetmike.wordpress.com. The clarinet blog has been read by clarinetists in 147+ countries on 6 continents. He’s published articles in print journals such as WINDPLAYER, Southwestern Musician, NACWPI Journal, The Bandmaster’s Review and online publications such as Vandoren’s widely-distributed WAVE e-newsletter.
Dr. Dean was previously Associate Professor of Clarinet (tenured) at Southeast Missouri State University for 11 years. In 2012, due to family concerns, he resigned his secure position at Southeast Missouri State and returned home to his native Texas as a clarinet performer, teacher and consultant based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. An active clinician, he has given more than 300 clinics, master classes, and performances at high schools, universities, conservatories, conferences, etc. He is a past president and former officer on the Executive Board 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. Video and audio of his performing and teaching, as well as information on his CD’s and other publications, are available at clarinetmike.com, clarinetmike.wordpress.com, and linkedin.com/in/clarinetmike. Mike and his family reside in Hurst, Texas in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Metroplex.