Dr. Michael Dean “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 all-region auditions, solo contests, university scholarship 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 university clarinet and saxophone 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-state, 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. Additional 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 MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as “world-class clarinetist and pedagogue,” “consummate performer,” “inspirational,” “outstanding teacher,” “super,” “brilliant performer,” and “one of the best clinicians I have ever seen.” His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he returned to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival 2017. He is featured on 5 commercial CD’s and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new CD, Postcards from Silver Lake.
He’s performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters’ Review. As “ClarinetMike,” he writes for his widely-read ClarinetMike Blog, clarinetmike.wordpress.com-viewed in 150 countries on 6 continents. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI).
He was previously Associate Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone (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 Texas as a clarinet performer, teacher and clinician based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. An active clinician, he has given more than 300 clinics, master classes, and performances at high schools, jr. high schools, colleges, universities, conservatories, conferences, etc.
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 major teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, Bob Ackerman, and Pam Youngblood. His web page, clarinetmike.com, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD’s and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.