Tag Archives: John Wooden

ClarinetMike’s 5 Powerful Little Secrets!

Below are 5 valuable small items that I always carry in my clarinet case. ClarinetMike says, “Remember the words of John Wooden, ‘Little Things Make Big Things Happen.’” ClarinetMike’s 5 Powerful Little Secrets! by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Darker Lead … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 7 Clarinet Tricks For New Clarinet Teachers!

Are you a new clarinet teacher? Well, ClarinetMike is lookin’ out for ya! Below are some tips that well help you produce excellent clarinet students. Be sure to study the information at the suggested links. ClarinetMike’s 7 Clarinet Tricks For … Continue reading

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Supercharge Your Teaching With Powerful Maxims!

A maxim is a short, memorable comment that quickly and concisely communicates an idea or concept.  The use of maxims is a very effective way to teach any subject, including the clarinet. One of my heroes, the legendary basketball coach John … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: “Five Steps to Teaching”

As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of the late great John Wooden.  One of the many, many things I learned from him by reading his books, etc. is his “Four Laws of Learning.” “The four laws of learning … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Maximize Your Maxims

Using short, memorable comments during clarinet instruction is an effective way of quickly and concisely communicating an idea or concept. One of my heroes, John Wooden, was famous for his “Maxims.” (FYI, check out my recent John Wooden article HERE.) … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Encouragement and Motivation from John Wooden

It’s time for some inspiration from the late, great John Wooden. ClarinetMike says, “Watch the video above and read the tips below over and over and over. AND, show them to your students.” John Wooden (1910-2010) was a legendary UCLA basketball … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #9 Maximize Your Maxims in Teaching!

Using short, memorable comments during clarinet instruction is an effective way of quickly and concisely communicating an idea or concept. One of my heroes, John Wooden, was famous for his “Maxims.” It is important that teachers consider and evaluate their … Continue reading

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