Tag Archives: Clarinet Clinic

Israel! ClarinetMike Israel Tour 2021

BIG NEWS! In late April 2021, I will tour Israel giving clarinet recitals and master classes! Plus, I will give an exciting World Premiere! More details soon! Please Join my Official Facebook Page, Israel Tour 2021, HERE, to get all … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Improve Clarinet Tone Immediately! [or almost immediately]

ClarinetMike says, “The granddaddy (and best) of all clarinet tone quick fixes is ‘More Air.’ Here’s seven more.” 7 Ways to Improve Clarinet Tone Immediately! [or almost immediately] by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” 1. Show Me Your Reed! I suggest band directors … Continue reading

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Program Notes for Upper Midwest Tour 2020: ClarinetMike to Give Two World Premieres!

As previously posted, I’ll be giving clarinet recitals and master classes on a solo tour of Michigan and Ohio in a couple weeks. On the tour, I’ll be giving the World Premieres of two super cool new works! Below are … Continue reading

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7 Sight-Reading Tips

7 Sight-Reading Tips by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Sight-Read. “Just Do It!” The best way to learn to read at sight is to do it every day. Make sure to sight-read all different kinds and levels of music. A nice … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike Blog is #1: The 2019 Annual Report

ClarinetMike Blog 2019 Annual Report Hey! Hope you are enjoying some time off during the holidays. Below is a brief summary of 2019 for the ClarinetMike Blog: The ClarinetMike Blog is one of the top clarinet blogs on the Internet.  … Continue reading

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Upper Midwest Tour 2020: ClarinetMike to Perform and Give Master Classes in Michigan and Ohio in February 2020!

HEY! I’m excited to announce that I’ll be giving clarinet recitals and master classes on a solo tour of Michigan and Ohio this coming February 2020! I’ll be performing new music for solo clarinet, including a world premiere and possibly … Continue reading

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Practice Tip: “I Will Clap The Music Every Day!”

Inside ClarinetMike’s Studio: A few years ago, one of my bright-eyed junior high students, Ian, came to a lesson and played music that he was preparing for a contest. He did an excellent performance of the notes; however, the rhythms … Continue reading

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Upgrade Your Performing and Teaching: Load Great Habits!

When I was a kid, I played little league baseball. While fielding a position, my coaches taught me to keep my right thumb between my first two fingers when the pitcher started to make his pitch. This way, if a … Continue reading

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Urgent Clarinet Maintenance: “Swab Your Clarinet and Clarinet Mouthpiece!”

Urgent Clarinet Maintenance: “Swab Your Clarinet and Clarinet Mouthpiece!” by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” “Common sense (the best tool in a teacher’s toolbox) clearly indicates you should swab out your clarinet, including the mouthpiece, after every practice or performance, etc. … Continue reading

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10 Graduate School Rules For Student Success!

Hey! I know some of you are anxiously waiting to hear on admission and financial aid from graduate schools for the coming fall. [I know how tough it can be: Hang In There!] Others of you are considering graduate school … Continue reading

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