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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’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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