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J. Erick Á.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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J. Erick Á.

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I am an experienced orchestral clarinetist and bass clarinetist. I can help you or your student achieve their goals through individual planning. I enjoy working on fundamentals and utilizing performance psychology practices to improve the learning outcomes for the students. I believe that teaching clarinet is like playing a sport: there is a lot that goes into the work that is challenging the student while enjoying the process.

About J. Erick

(hablo español) I play clarinet and bass clarinet. I have a Bachelor of Music from the University of Florida, a performance diploma from Boston Conservatory, and currently working on a Master of Music at DePaul University. Recently I have worked with the Milwaukee Symphony, the conductorless or

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Deborah
If you are considering online lessons with Erick, do it! He is attentive, considerate, kind, informed, proactive and intuitive. My 11 year old has been taking lessons with him since May 2020 and it has been a wonderful experience for our son and for us. We will continue to work with Erick for as we can.
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Mark L.

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  • B.S Music Education from University of Minnesota
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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...

Russ
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Shannon S.

51 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Shannon S.

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I teach beginner through college & adult.

Affiliations:
American Association of University Professors
American Federation of Musicians
American Symphony Orchestra League
College Music Society
Houston Flute Club
International Double-Reed Society
International Clarinet Society
National Flute Association
North American Saxophone Alliance

About Shannon

AFFILIATIONS: Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA. Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC. -------------- MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical str

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Andrew
Amazing Coach and nutritionist. I am healthier and faster and qualified for world championships. She is always available. She is really like a great friend. She really cares! Best coach ever!
Jennifer B.
Shannon has a way about her that resonates immensely with my son. He is inspired and motivated to practice daily and the quality of his sound has improved even more than I had anticipated. He's a talented musician but it takes a talented tutor to pull out greatness in an artist. She achieves this with a style and grace that leaves an impression. Thank you for your efforts with my son.
M. P.
Really really good.
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Frankie P.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music from Boston University
  • Teaching since 1997
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Frankie P.

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I have been playing various woodwind instruments for almost my entire life. I focus on tone, intonation (staying in tune), and the confidence needed to be a strong melodic player.

About Frankie

Hello, future student. I want to tell you just a little about myself to see if you would like to study with me. I have over 20 years of teaching experience with degrees from West Virginia University, Berklee College of Music, the University of West London, along with a Doctorate in Music Educ

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A great first step for me to start my guitar journey, Frankie is very helpful ! 11/10 would recommend to everyone
Michael
good first steps
Sean
Works with you to find the best way forward for YOU. Fantastic instructor.
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Dr. Kimberly K.

26 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1998
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) from University of California, San Diego
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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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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soumya
Ms. Kim was so nice! She was very helpful when it got to notes I didn't know. I definitely recommend her.
Wyatt
Excellent teacher--very patient and fun!
Sonal
I am getting better at playing clarinet other than my school band teaaacher.
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Schroeder S.

8 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1985
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Schroeder S.

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Beginner to intermediate

About Schroeder

" There's a difference between playing the notes and making the Music. Wanna know the difference? "I've been a professional musician and teacher for over 35 years. I have a degree from the University of Minnesota and I studied music at the University of St. Thomas when I was in high school. I've pe

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Leo R.
Schroeder is a breath of fresh air when it comes to teaching. He makes want learn more about music in general and the saxophone in particular.
Felicia A.
So positive and upbeat. Always just wants to get you playing and will help you get there in a fun way that will translate to skills you can take to the real world of music.
Dylan M.
Even from my first lesson I’m even more excited to learn from Schroeder. Super passionate and enthusiastic about his work. Extremely experienced and very kind individual. Highly recommend indeed

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Average Cost of Clarinet Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute clarinet lessons is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $176 per hour.
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$58 average
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"Michael is very patient and awesome. My first lesson was awesome."
Susan
Took Clarinet lessons from Michael T.
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"Her teaching was engaging, kind and enthusiastic. My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson and making it a fun experience is very important to us. Thank you."
Kendal
Took Clarinet lessons from Vivian L.
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"My son has been taking clarinet lessons from Mr. Gibson for two years now. He has done a great job teaching my son. He has been very encouraging, motivating, and helpful. He will even send recordings and helpful advice on you tube for my son to watch and use!"
Carren
Took Clarinet lessons from Damien G.
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"Awesome teacher! Took several years off from playing clarinet, and Lisa helped me get going again. Best thing I ever did was to start taking music lessons again!"
Jack
Took Clarinet lessons from Lisa N.
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"Loved it! She was so patient with Eli for his first time with the clarinet and he got a sound out. Thank you!!"
Eli
Took Clarinet lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"I received very useful instruction in a manner that will suit me well. With this first lesson I experienced some internet connection problems, but this will be easily improved. I'm pleased."
Stewart
Took Clarinet lessons from Carter W.
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"We have been very happy with Mr Gibson. My daughter has received private lessons from him for two years in clarinet and has thoroughly enjoyed the classes as well as improving her skills. He is able to challenge her and keep her engaged, as well as sought out new pieces for her to learn. He has shown flexibility in our private class times, he is courteous and on time."
Jeannette
Took Clarinet lessons from Damien G.
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"Mikaela is a fantastic clarinet instructor!

Happening across Takelessons.com while in search of a good clarinet teacher for our daughter, was by far the easiest and most rewarding. We feel grateful to have been so lucky.

Mikaela has been EXCELLENT in every sense of the word. She comes on time to our home for every lesson. She takes her time with our daughter and teaches in a way that makes our daughter look forward to each lesson. Mikaela is extremely knowledgeable about the instrument and what she is teaching, and it shows each and every time she teaches. The very first lesson, Mikaela let us know that our daughters instrument was not working properly (we didn't have a clue). She knew exactly what was wrong with it, and we had it fixed by the next lesson. Her communication with our daughter and with us is the best it could possibly be. We are so happy and fortunate to have found the perfect match for our 12 year old clarinet player. Our daughter was recently complimented by her music teacher at school, and was very excited to hear how well she is progressing."
Robin
Took Clarinet lessons from Mikaela Y.
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"Excellent teacher! Brittnee is very patient and has really helped me improve my play considerably in a short period of time. I look forward to continuing lessons with her and would recommend her to friends or family looking for a teacher!"
Nicholas
Took Clarinet lessons from Brittnee P.
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"In search of helping our 10 year old son build some self-confidence we sought out clarinet lessons this summer. He started playing in school last year, and it was something our reluctant son liked "enough" to want to build up some competency. Joshua has been amazing! He finds just the right amount of challenge to encourage my son to practice, but not get discouraged. My son looks forward to his lesson each week and told me that he isn't even sure he wants to switch to saxophone next year because he is having so much fun playing the clarinet. Joshua is amazing with children, and has spent time getting to know our kiddo and find out what will work best for him. Patient, calm, and inspiring--very talented instructor."
Hilary
Took Clarinet lessons from Joshua 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 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.