Category Archives: Performance & Pedagogy

ClarinetMike at TMEA 2018: Free Clarinet Consulting!

GOT CLARINET QUESTIONS? —  GET CLARINET ANSWERS! I will be offering FREE clarinet advice and good cheer at the Texas Music Educators Association [TMEA] Clinic/Convention 2018 on February 14-17 in beautiful downtown San Antonio. I’ll be at the BG Franck … Continue reading

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7 Sight-Reading Tips From ClarinetMike

The tips and related quotes below are from one of my ClarinetMike Clinics (CLICK HERE). 7 Sight-Reading Tips From ClarinetMike by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Sight-Read. “Just Do It!” The best way to learn to read at sight is to … Continue reading

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2018 Clarinet Colloquium Schedule of Events

Below is the performing and class schedule for the upcoming FREE 2018 Clarinet Colloquium (link) at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. Hats off to Dr. Mary Druhan and all the great folks at TAMUC plus … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike Teaching Tip: “Play Like You Are First Chair”

ClarinetMike Teaching Tip: “Play Like You Are First Chair” by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” I have noticed that it is sometimes difficult to get across to a student how to project their sound well when playing a solo for a … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike in Italy 2018! Orfeo Music Festival 2018 Application Information and MORE!

ClarinetMike in Italy 2018! As previously posted, I’ve accepted an appointment to again return as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival in the beautiful Italian Alps in Vipiteno, Italy (Sterzing) this coming summer, July 5-19, 2018. Who? … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 7 Rules for Building Great Musicians

Happy New Year! The below 7 teaching rules are based on my own teaching philosophy. I  happily acknowledge the influence of my wonderful teachers, especially my private lesson teachers Jesse Youngblood, Carol Jessup, Philip Aaholm and Robert Walzel. In recent … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike Blog is #1: 2017 Annual Report

ClarinetMike Blog 2017 Annual Report The ClarinetMike Blog is one of the top clarinet blogs on the Internet. As can be seen from today’s screen shot above, Google Search lists it as its #1 search hit on “clarinet blog.” This … Continue reading

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