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GREAT POSTURE RULES: Don’t Lean Over Too Much!

Over the years, I’ve noticed that many students (and pros!) lean over too much when playing the clarinet (or saxophone!). Of course, it is very true that each person has their own unique way of relating to the clarinet based … 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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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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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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SUPER COOL POSTER for ClarinetMike In Italy 2017!

ClarinetMike in Italy 2017! 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 in Vipiteno, Italy (Sterzing) this coming summer, July 6-20, 2017. Poster! … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Performing Checklist

ClarinetMike’s Performing Checklist Below is a checklist based on many years of giving performances and presentations and teaching students to do the same. Every audition, jury, performance, clinic, etc. is different, so focus on the ones below that apply to … Continue reading

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