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ClarinetMike’s Top 10 Tips for Successful Private Lessons!

Schools of all kinds are starting here in the USA and for most music students that means back to private lessons. For many students it also means a new city, new school, and a new private lesson teacher. The tips … Continue reading

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7 Tricks For Clarinet Teachers

Are you a new clarinet teacher looking for help? Are you a seasoned clarinet teacher looking for upgrades? Have you taught the clarinet since the Hoover Presidency and want to continue to improve? Well, ClarinetMike is lookin’ out for ya! … Continue reading

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10 Practice Tips for All-State, Solos, and Everything!

Here are 10 general practice tips for preparing the All-State etudes, solos, or any music. Hey Teachers! I have marked a few spots, BAD PEDAGOGY, to indicated opportunities for teachers to correct and upgrade their instruction. Watch for MORE All-State help coming … Continue reading

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12 Texas All-State Clarinet Resources: The Rose 32 Etudes

Recently, the Texas TMEA All-State audition etudes were revealed. As in years past, the etudes selected for soprano and low clarinets (and ATSSB soprano clarinets) are Rose Etudes. Other states in the USA also use Rose etudes for their high … Continue reading

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TEXAS-SIZED NEWS! ClarinetFest 2021: Fort Worth, Texas June 30-July 3, 2021!!

This past weekend it was announced that the International Clarinet Association (ICA) will hold its annual international ClarinetFest® conference in 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas! Clarinetists from all over the world be on hand for an astounding 4 full days … Continue reading

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Texas TMEA All-State Clarinet Audition Etudes 2019-2020 Available! PLUS “ClarinetMike’s 5 All-State Practice Tips To Get You Started”

Hey! I just returned from performing and teaching in Italy, so….Here We Go! Today, the official 2019-2020 audition materials for the Texas TMEA All-State Band were posted online. BELOW I have posted screenshots from the official TMEA.org website of the … Continue reading

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PROGRAM NOTES: ClarinetMike to Premiere Three New Clarinet Works at Orfeo Music Festival 2019 in Vipiteno, Italy!

Hey! Tomorrow I leave for Europe! I’m again returning as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival 2019 in the beautiful Italian Alps of Vipiteno, Italy (Sterzing) on July 5-19, 2019. I’ll be premiering three new … Continue reading

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