Tag Archives: Texas All-State

Skype Clarinet Lessons with 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 … 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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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: “Feed The Rhy-No!”

It was a dark and stormy night and I was practicing Robert Fruehwald’s Andy and Me for an upcoming recital. I was getting sleepy, so I went over to my nearby couch and took a nap. I had the most amazing dream. In … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: The Rhy-No Practice Technique

The Rhy-No Practice Technique Phyllis: “ClarinetMike! The All-State Music is hard! I don’t know how to work on it!” ClarinetMike: “Don’t panic Phyllis. Just spend quality time with the Practice Rhy-No.” One of the most important things that a music teacher needs … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas ATSSB All-State Clarinet Clinic 2016-17: Soprano Clarinet Preparation Tips

Below are my complete clinic notes for this year’s ATSSB (Association of Texas Small School Bands) All-State Soprano Clarinet Audition Materials. ClarinetMike’s Texas ATSSB All-State Clarinet Clinic: 2016-17 Soprano Clarinet Preparation Tips Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” “Building Great Clarinetists” BG … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas TMEA All-State Clarinet Clinic 2016-17: Soprano Clarinet Etude No. 1, “The Polonaise”

Below are my complete clinic notes on Etude No. 1, “The Polonaise,” from this year’s Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Etudes. My notes on Etude No. 2, “The Slow Etude” and Etude No. 3 “The Caprice” are available HERE and HERE. Watch for more … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas TMEA All-State Clarinet Clinic 2016-17: Soprano Clarinet Etude No. 3, “The Caprice”

Below are my complete clinic notes on Etude No. 3, “The Caprice,” from this year’s Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Etudes. My notes on Etude No. 2, “The Slow Etude,” are available HERE. Watch for my notes on Etude 1 coming soon! ClarinetMike’s … Continue reading

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