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Dr. Kimberly K.

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  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dr. Kimberly K.

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Want to learn to play the clarinet? Let me help you! I've been teaching for over 20 years. I teach age 5 to 99!

About Dr. Kimberly

Kimberly was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After starting the flute and piano at the age of 8, she knew she had found something she loved and wanted in her life forever. At age 12, she added the saxophone and clarinet to her repertoire of instruments. After completing her Bachelors degree in

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Kim is the best! She is so patient and encouraging. I love my lessons with her!
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Nice and encouraging per the student :)
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Michael R.

44 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • BS Biology minor jazz studies from Portland State University
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Michael R.

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Tired of being frustrated by the pace of self-teaching or is your child bored with the progress in school band class? Are you an adult who never played an instrument but are really interested in learning a wind instrument? Not able to express yourself creatively or don't really understand why your favorite songs or styles of music work? Do you want a more hands-on way of teaching with personalized plans just for you?

Learn how to play the Clarinet with Michael!

Michael teaches a variety of instruments and subjects in the woodwind family:

- Saxophone
- Clarinet
- Flute
- Improvisation
- Music Theory
- Jazz Studies

Michael creates versatile and fun lesson plans that incorporate learning your favorite music while teaching theory, improvisation, note reading, songwriting, or any other interests! He has an easy-to-follow, fun, but yet structured and thorough plan designed for results to help the student reach their goals, rather than imposing an one-size-fits-all plan just

About Michael

Michael is a freelance musician based in the Portland metropolitan area. His diverse skill set allows him to perform in a variety of musical groups. Michael is hired regularly to perform for: jazz and cover bands, weddings, corporate events, musicals, and studio sessions. He also leads and writes m

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Alex
My son started to play saxophone a few years ago and he really liked it up until this year. Not a lot was happening with band lessons online this year hence no progress and no motivation. I reached out to Michael with the only goal in mind: to spark the passion to play saxophone for my 12y.o. son again. We've already had a bit over 10 lessons and my son loves his lessons. I can see really good progress but most importantly he wants to play. It's not a chore for him any more. It's actually fun and he enjoys it. Now we can build on that. Michael has great attitude and communicates with kids very well. He definitely has a passion for music and it translates to kids.
Liam
Michael has great energy and excitement for the music. He picked a great fitting piece to work on with our teenager. He helped our son to remember why he loves music and recapture some lost skills with all the COVID down time. Thank you!
Heather
My son looks forward to lessons every week. He loves the music recommended by Michael to practice and has improved in tonality and technical skills. It has been a great experience.
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Claire G.

71 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Awarded Elected Member of the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda from Beta Omega Chapter
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Claire G.

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I received my Doctorate in clarinet performance from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in May 2020. During my doctoral program, I was the teaching assistant in clarinet for three years. Previously, in May 2016, I graduated from California State University with a Master in Music in clarinet performance under the teaching of Hakan Rosengren, international soloist. Finally, prior to my doctorate studies, I studied with Boris Allakhverdyan, principal clarinetist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. I am a Buffet Crampon USA sponsored artist.

I have the experience of teaching private lessons in France and America and I am seeking clarinet students of every level and age.

I will focus my teaching on your needs and can help you improve technique, musicianship and sound production. I also can help you get ready for auditions and recitals.

About Claire

Hello, my name is Claire and I am originally from Nice in the South of France. I moved to the United States in August 2010 to study music at the University level and just graduated in May 2020 with a Doctorate in Music. I have the experience of teaching private clarinet lessons since 2010, taugh

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Claire was really kind, supportive, and quick during the lesson. I learned so much in the 45 minutes!
Patricia S.
Great first lesson! I was quite nervous but now not so nervous.. thanks!
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Mark L.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1966
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Mark L.

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Most all my beginning Clarinet students progressed to be first chair players

About Mark

I am a professional saxophonist, (all saxes) a retired High School Band Director and Woodwind Repair Technician. I started private teaching as a junior in High School and have continued intermittently to the present. Almost all of my private students became first chair players. I currently play 1

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Aaron S.
Mark is a fantastic instructor and Aaron enjoyed his first lesson very much!
William
I am writing in support of Mark Levenson. I have known Mark for over ten years. In this time I have been lucky to work with him on several projects. Mark is a very fine musician and a great person. 'For the past several years he has been Principal Alto and Saxophone Section Leader for the Sarasota Concert Band. This is a semi-professional Symphonic Band that I conduct. His playing is at an artist level and his commitment to the ensemble is exceptional. When needed to help out, Mark will gladly switch to play soprano, tenor or baritone saxophone for the good of the group. And he plays these equally well. Also, about once a year, Mark would take the baton and guest conduct with great ease and artistry. Mark also worked for the Board of Directors of the SCB. In this capacity he was very helpful in many aspects of keeping the band running smoothly. Raising money, suggesting music, publicity, concert and rehearsal logistics and more are all elements Mark was always willing to help with. His previous experience as a high school band director makes him able to understand and have expertise in all areas of band affairs. He is always willing to help with a positive attitude. His experience in Human Resources also helped in matters of personnel and logistics.

Another way I have been involved with Mark is through his teaching. The SCB has a commitment to fostering music education in our area. Mark has served as a teacher and mentor to many high school band students in our area. We run an Honor Band, a Summer Music Camp and regular playing opportunities for middle and high school students. Mark's hard work and high level of knowledge has always helped our groups..

Mark is also a very fine musical instrument repairman. He does a great job repairing both woodwind and brass instruments. For the past decade or so he has been my main repairman for my clarinets and saxophones that I play professionally.

When Mark and his family decided to leave our area, it was a big loss for us. Besides myself, many other music teachers, performers and students miss the influence of Mark. I know that Mark will continue his high standards and exceptional commitment where ever he is. Our loss is your gain. I enthusiastically recommend Mark Levenson to you.
Russell
Mark is a very clear and learned instrumentalist, my instrument of choice is the Saxophone. His approach is very relaxing and direct, Mark is very complimentary towards the things I did correctly which is a real plus for a student like myself.

I know his knowledge base is deep and look forward to actually picking up something new and redirecting bad habits. Tone, Breathing, relaxing, improving the embouchure enjoy what your doing was his focus on the first visit. 1st lesson five stars...

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Matt L.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music Performance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Matt L.

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Although I am primarily a saxophonist, clarinet is a secondary instrument that most saxophonists also have to know how to play. As a performer it is an absolute necessity that I be able to double on the clarinet and be just as proficient.

My goal as a teacher is to provide an in depth understanding of the instrument to my students. Whether we are learning technique specific to the instrument or general musical concepts, it is important to me that I take the time to insure that my students not only learn how to do something, but also the reasons why we are learning a specific concept or technique. At the end of the day, my ultimate goal is to teach you how to teach yourself, so that you may enjoy playing the instrument outside of our lessons together.

I prefer not to conform to a specific teaching style, because every student is different, and I have been fortunate to have a great variety of types of students throughout my years as a teacher. Some of my students are ...

About Matt

Hello! In addition to the following paragraphs about me, you might also enjoy the video that I've prepared below entitled "your first lesson" (note: videos may only be available by accessing the Takelessons website on a web browser and may not show up if you are using the Takelessons app on a ph

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Tyreese P.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Soloist's from Delaware State University
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Tyreese P.

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I teach beginner to advanced students!

About Tyreese

Hello, my name is Mr. Pleasanton. I’m a graduate of Lake Forest High School (2006) and Delaware State University (2015) with a degree in Music Performance. My primary instrument is Flute. I’ve been playing flute since the 5th grade. I’m highly motivated and energetic individual who has 23+ years o

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Naomi R.
Great lesson! Tyreese is a good teacher. Patient and personable.
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Anyone who can teach me the intricacies of the clarinet deserves a prize. Tyreese qualifies. Tyreese is patient, detailed, and of course, very knowledgeable. He's just very good at teaching music and I made progress that frankly surprised me. Of course I recommend him. I'm glad I had the opportunity to study clarinet with Tyreese.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing clarinet teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Average Cost of Clarinet Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute clarinet lessons is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $130 per hour.
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"My son Colton really enjoyed his 1st lesson an is looking forward to the next few"
Colton
Took Clarinet lessons from Victoria N.
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"David's teaching style is friendly and motivating. My child has progressed well under his mentorship and enjoys playing clarinet very much. David has also been very patient and understanding to accommodate our schedule when needed. We give David 5-star without any hesitation."
Connie
Took Clarinet lessons from David B.
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"Very kind and patient instructor!"
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Took Clarinet lessons from Chelsea C.
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"Dr. Kimberly is a patient and kind teacher. She works at a good pace with my son and provides excellent tips to help him improve."
Karthik
Took Clarinet lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"Great teacher, fun classes, leaning a ton!"
Alan
Took Clarinet lessons from Schroeder S.
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"Matt really cares about his students. He is always challenging them and inspiring them to achieve their potential. His dedication, enthusiasm, and personality all contribute to the great success he has with students of all ages."
Lydia
Took Clarinet lessons from Matt L.
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"A great first lesson! Victoria does a great job!"
Bryce
Took Clarinet lessons from Victoria N.
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"He quickly assess my dayghter's level and began immediately teaching her new notes and how to read music."
Skye
Took Clarinet lessons from Frankie P.
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"Bill is a fantastic teacher. I am currently a professional actor/saxophonist, and I was looking to broaden my horizons by picking up the clarinet. Right from the beginning of our instruction, Bill struck a perfect balance: on the one hand, he pushed me to gain proficiency quickly, knowing that I was eager to begin playing at a professional level; and on the other hand, he focused on methodically and meticulously building a solid foundation of strong technique.

In addition, Bill was enormously helpful when it came to selecting the right equipment. He was accessible, knowledgeable, and even perused some available clarinets to help me find the ideal instrument for my goals and skill level.

I could not recommend Bill highly enough. He will tailor your instruction to your skill level, will be supportive and encouraging, and will give you both the tools and the motivation to reach your highest potential."
Evan
Took Clarinet lessons from Bill T.
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"Davis is a phenomenal teacher. Students who study with him always improve. They are typically 1st chair students in auditioned ensembles. He is kid-friendly and professional. He understands the developmental needs of students, both in and outside of music. David has also been extremely effective running woodwind sectionals at my school. His tips and techniques are beneficial to students and the ensemble."
Jenny
Took Clarinet lessons from David B.
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Private Clarinet Lessons Near You

At four octaves, the clarinet boasts the largest register of all wind instruments, meaning it can play the most notes. Perhaps because of its diverse range, the clarinet is capable of producing a variety of beautiful music and can easily shift from lighter to darker tones. 

Clarinet players encounter plenty of opportunities for solos and lead roles among other wind instruments in an orchestra. Those who learn to play clarinet can also easily swing their way into a jazz band. With its versatility and playful yet moody timbre, the clarinet will find its way to your heart through your ears — no matter the style of music you love most.

Why Learn to Play Clarinet?

Learning to play the clarinet will make you smile — not only because it sounds beautiful, but because you

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actually have to hold your mouth in a smile-like position to achieve the right tone. And smiling is actually wonderful for your health! It releases endorphins, making you feel happier, relieving stress, reducing pain, lowering blood pressure, and improving the immune system.

Clarinet players must regularly practice controlled breathing with perfectly timed inhales and exhales. As a result, they often enjoy increased lung capacity, stronger breathing, and higher oxygen levels. These benefits are fantastic for everyone, but especially for individuals with lung problems like asthma or COPD.

The posture required of clarinet players also imparts a variety of holistic health benefits. Playing the clarinet strengthens your core muscles, which is excellent for your health. Standing and sitting up straight not only prevent back pain, but also improve lung capacity, regulate digestion, increase circulation, encourage proper nerve function, and strengthen the immune system.

Topics You'll Cover as You Learn Clarinet

If you've decided to learn clarinet, the next best step is to choose a private teacher. One of the top benefits of studying one-on-one with an instructor is receiving personalized lessons and feedback. 

When working with a private teacher, no two clarinet lessons will be exactly alike. Your teacher will customize lesson plans to your unique interests, skill level, and needs. For example, clarinet lessons for children differ greatly from clarinet lessons for adults.

In addition to custom lessons, you'll also enjoy having your teacher's undivided attention. Whether you plan to take clarinet for beginners or polish your skills in advanced lessons, you'll enjoy making new musical discoveries and overcoming challenges together, as your technique and musical acumen improve.

Sample Curriculum in Clarinet for Beginners

Lessons on how to play clarinet for beginners are perfect for students with little to no experience with wind instruments. At this level, you'll be introduced to the clarient and learn all the basic skills needed to progress. Beginner lessons often cover the following topics:

  • Instrument care, assembly, and anatomy
  • Proper hold and posture
  • Proper embouchure (mouth position)
  • Basic fingering
  • Breathing and strengthening exercises
  • Intro to music theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Clarinet Lessons

If you have some experience playing clarinet and are already familiar with the basics, then intermediate lessons will help you build upon your current knowledge and improve your skills. Lessons at this stage of learning often cover the following topics:

  • Scales and arpeggios
  • Glissando
  • Dynamics
  • Phrasing
  • Playing complex meters and rhythms

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Clarinet Lessons

Advanced students have nearly mastered the clarinet. During advanced lessons, you’ll learn more complex and challenging techniques, while experimenting with style and tone. Here’s some of what you can expect to study at this level:

  • How to improve playing endurance
  • Reading advanced sheet music
  • Single and double tonguing
  • Techniques specific to particular musical genres
  • Audition and performance preparation

How to Find the Best Clarinet Teachers Near You

If you’ve decided to learn how to play clarinet for beginners, or improve your existing musicianship, it's important to select the right teacher. With a quick search here at TakeLessons, you'll find a long list of highly rated music teachers who offer private clarinet lessons for kids and adults. 

While browsing our teachers’ profiles, you'll notice a variety of accolades, degrees, and experience. In addition to having exceptional qualifications, each clarinet teacher is required to pass a background check. Be sure to read through the reviews left by other students like you, and call our team of friendly Student Counselors if you need assistance. 

You can choose to take lessons online or find a teacher who offers private clarinet lessons near you. No matter where you study, taking the first steps in your musical journey with private lessons will help you reach your goals quickly.