Category Archives: Performance & Pedagogy

Lecture Notes for ClarinetMike Presentation at Texas Clarinet Colloquium 2017!

Below are the Lecture Notes for my presentation on the upcoming Texas Clarinet Colloquium 2017 at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Saturday, February 18, 2017. (An easy-to-print PDF of the my Lecture Notes is available HERE.)   My presentation on music preparation … Continue reading

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BECOME A MONSTER CLARINETIST! Check Out ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Practice Routine in Vandoren’s The WAVE

Become a monster clarinetist by practicing like a monster clarinetist: Lots and lots of organized practice that addresses basics, scales, arpeggios, sight-reading, etudes, solos, excerpts, etc. with tons of SLOW CAREFUL PRACTICE! Vandoren has reprinted my Clarinet Practice Routine in a compendium … Continue reading

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Skype Clarinet Lessons with ClarinetMike!

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 … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Graduate School Rules

Hey! Below are some tips for success in graduate school from an article I published in the NACWPI Journal a few years ago. Many of these tips will also be helpful to new faculty. ClarinetMike says, “Follow the Rules.” Graduate School … Continue reading

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Study with ClarinetMike in Italy! Orfeo Music Festival 2017 Application Information and MORE!

Study with ClarinetMike in Italy! As previously posted, I’ve accepted an appointment to return as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival in the beautiful Italian Alps of Vipiteno, Italy (Sterzing) this coming summer, July 6-20, 2017. … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 5 Simple Guidelines for Making New Year’s Resolutions

Hey! Most years I make New Year’s Resolutions and I’m sure you do, too! Below are some common-sense tips to help you (and me!) make and keep at least some of them! ClarinetMike’s 5 Simple Guidelines for Making New Year’s Resolutions … Continue reading

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Roy Rogers and Other Famous People Who Played the Clarinet

ClarinetMike says, “Below is a reposted list of famous people who played the clarinet – if you know of someone who should be added to the list, let me know!” Found this on young Roy Rogers (real name Leonard): Leonard had a … Continue reading

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