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Claire G.

47 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Claire G.

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I am currently a last year doctorate student in clarinet performance and the clarinet teaching assistant at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. 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. In 2017, prior to my doctorate studies, I studied with Boris Allakhverdyan, principal clarinetist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
I am also a Buffet Crampon USA 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 :) I am French and arrived in the US for the first time in August 2010 to study music. I am in my third and last of year of Doctorate in Music on a full scholarship at the University of Miami after earning a Master in Music Performance from California State University Fulle

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Claire is a great instructor. She is positive, patient and non intimidating. I like what I learning each week since I feel I am getting knowledge and moving at a nice pace.
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Emily
Very patient and good with pronunciation.
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Megan S.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Arts, Clarinet Performance from University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Megan S.

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Experienced and qualified teacher of 9 years, I specialize in teaching clarinet and secondarily teach cello and piano. I welcome clarinet players of all ability levels! I am most experienced in teaching beginner/intermediate cello and piano. I believe in a positive approach to education, and believe creating a fun atmosphere will maximize student growth with their instrument. I come from a background of teaching elementary general music, band, and choir, middle school band, and high school band. I look forward to making music with you soon!

About Megan

Hello! Thank you for stopping by and viewing my profile. I currently live in Colorado Springs, CO and I am pursuing my Masters of Music degree in clarinet performance from The University of Denver. I hold a teaching credential in music from The California State University, Sacramento, and a BA in M

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Norah
Megan has been wonderful to work with! Very sweet and patient!
Del C.
Ms. Megan has been a dream teacher!! so lucky to have had her helping our daughter with clarinet! Would highly recommend!
Johanna B.
It was a good solid beginning. I feel like I will learn what I need to to play well and progress well and eventually play beautifully.
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Mark L.

4 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1966
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Leslie K.

16 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • BA Music Performance from Adams State University
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Leslie K.

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I’m a professional clarinetist and woodwind instructor with 8 years of teaching experience, four of which include instruction at institutions of higher learning. I have a passion for developing smaller studios into well-established programs and helping students define and accomplish their musical goals.

About Leslie

Leslie is a Denver based musician—clarinetist and teacher—who performs in solo and collaborative projects across the state while maintaining an active teaching studio. Leslie is in high demand as both a performer and teacher. Recent performances include solo performances is Denver and Stapleton, se

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Leslie was very patient but thorough with my beginning saxophone player. She stressed the goal of having fun with music - and my daughter did!
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Darrell V.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded NYSSMA Grade 6A+ from New York State School Music Association
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Darrell V.

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Beginner to intermediate level; also performance prep for advanced level

About Darrell

Why these lessons are different: - Formally trained conductor/composer/producer - Individual or group session options including full band production - A long roster of satisfied clients - Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, folk, theater, big band,

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Aviv C.
Good instructor
Frank S.
Darrell helped me a lot to get a handle on my Ableton rig. I needed to set up midi tracks, locate presets to create cool sounds from plugins. Then I needed to export the audio of a couple of those tracks to import into a separate Pro Tools project. Lot of progress, thanks Darrell! -- Frank S
Natalie Watson
Absolutely loved the lesson and loved Darrell. He made me feel very comfortable and made the lesson fun. I learned a lot and really am looking forward to the next ones. Very excited to be embarking on this new venture in my life.
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Michael T.

14 Reviews
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  • BM Music Education from Ithaca College
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Michael T.

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Experienced Clarinet teacher of 7 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! Clarinet was the Primary instrument I studied while attending Ithaca College to receive my music education degree. I studied under Michael Galván whom is well recognized in the clarinet community. I have had two successful beginner students receive top chair placement in their respective high school and middle school bands.I believe that excellence is grown through practice and dedication.

About Michael

Michael graduated from the prestigious Music Education Program and Psychology Program at Ithaca College in 2012. Ithaca gave him the incredible opportunity to hone in on his musicianship and compositional skills. He was also able to discover a new medium of composition, film composition. Michael im

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Lola K.
Micheal is so kind! He really has wonderful energy and my daughter gets excited with all his praise and instruction. We are very lucky to find him here.
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Chukwuemeka M.
I love his patience in teaching my son. I'm looking forward for the best as my son continues to learn from him.

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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 $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $176 per hour.
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$42 average
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$58 average
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$72 average

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"Luther is an amazing teacher. He is very kind and knowledgeable. I look forward to our next lesson!"
- Allison
Took Clarinet lessons from Luther B.
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"Chelsea has been a great help for my son. He was having difficulty in class and was not happy to play it. He developed interest in this instrument after having these additional personal classes."
- Madhulika
Took Clarinet lessons from Chelsea C.
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"Our daughter has made amazing progress with Lisa's instruction. Lisa is easy to work with and really connects with her students. She makes learning so much fun too!"
- Karen
Took Clarinet lessons from Lisa C.
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"Eulis is a consummate professional. He is engaging, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. I highly recommend him as a teacher!!!"
- Ian
Took Clarinet lessons from Eulis K.
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"Awesome. Gleb was so nice. I learned a lot!"
- Bob
Took Clarinet lessons from Gleb V.
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"It was a great experience for my daughter. She gave her good advice how to play the exam pieces better. Thanks."
- Siu
Took Clarinet lessons from Alexia P.
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"Mary was wonderful. I was apprehensive about my total ignorance of the instrument and my physical capacity to perform a task that involve the lungs. Since I am an old old lady this was a little challenging not only for me as a student, but also for a teacher. Experienced Mary knew how to inspire in me confidence. Her clear explanations gave me knowledge I needed, and little by little I became making the sounds that were so incredible amazing. Mary has a natural sweetness, a serenity that easily transmits determination, courage and faith. What a marvelous choice I made picking her as my instructor. I am optimist that one day I will play some of my favorites songs of my past happy days."
- Martha
Took Clarinet lessons from Mary J.
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"I have had the pleasure of being taught by Corinne for 3 years now, and not only is she a terrific clarinet instructor, she is also a great person! Corinne always has the best positive attitude and encourages me to continue when I get frustrated. Having a great instructor is vital to improving performance and Corinne is that great instructor. I have loved working with her over the past years and I would continue to work with her forever if I could! 11/10 recommend!!"
- Raven
Took Clarinet lessons from Corinne K.
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"Bill is phenomenal! He is patient, funny, friendly and extremely talented. My 12-year old is always eager to see him, and has made huge progress in learning to play the clarinet. He is also very flexible. A gem of a teacher."
- Shirim
Took Clarinet lessons from Bill T.
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"I have really enjoyed the lessons I got from Mary and learned a ton! I hadn't played clarinet for years but enjoyed starting to learn again and she helped make it a lot easier than just relearning on my own. I really recommend her as a teacher for any age student!"
- Laura
Took Clarinet lessons from Mary J.
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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.