- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have taught clarinet lessons to children from ages 10-18 for 8 years. I take care to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of each child, and I design lesson plans for each student using those observations.
During the lesson, I cater my teaching techniques to the skill level and personality of each student. I also take notes on a Google Doc file detailing what we work on and what the student should practice for the future. The Doc link is sent to parents and to the student, if applicable.
I have a Bachelors degree in Music Education and Music Composition from the University of Georgia. My clarinet professor, Dr. D. Ray McClellan, is a triple Juilliard graduate, and I have studied with him for 6 years.
I have completed Levels I and II of Orff-Schulwerk teacher training, meaning that I specialize in teaching music through movement, drama, and speech. I want each student to have an active and fun music making experience. Elementary aged children especially need up and active music training to set them up for a well-rounded musical experience.
If your child is between the ages of 5 and 10, it is possible that they would have a more successful experience with clarinet if they begin with recorder studies until their fine motor skills and lung capacity develop a bit more. I do offer recorder lessons in the same play-driven style as stated above.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Hello! Thank you for checking out my TakeLessons profile. My name is Corinne, and my passion is teaching. Great teachers can have lasting effects on their students, and I cherish the possibility of improving my students’ lives through music.
When I'm teaching a lesson, it may seem on the surface that we're only practicing how to play their instrument well. However, with every student that I meet, my goal is to help them learn how to set and achieve realistic goals. A brand new clarinet student’s weekly goal may be to play their instrument for 10 seconds without taking a breath. An advanced clarinet student’s goal may be to master a piece for their college audition. Both students have challenging goals based on their skill level, but the goals look very different!
I believe that goal-setting is an important life skill that can set anyone on a path to greatness – as long as they know how to follow through.
My goal is to help YOU reach your goals.
When I am not working with students, you can find me working on my own goals! I practice all of my instruments often, and I am working hard to become a great tap dancer. My non-musical interests include learning about the coffee-making process, learning how to make costumes from scratch, and playing The Sims.
Thank you for your attention, and I hope to meet you soon!
I have taught clarinet, saxophone, and flute lessons since 2010. Several of my students have continued pursuing music in college, and several have accomplished goals such as learning how to play the clarinet, earning a spot in their state's All-State band, and earning a spot in community honor ensembles.+ Read More
I previously taught music to K-5 students. I saw 550 students throughout the week.
My students learned the following:
-how to sing
-how to play instruments
-how to read music
-how to analyze music
-how to move creatively to music
-how to describe music
I have completed Levels I and II of the Orff-Schulwerk teacher education course. Each course is a two-week professional development class from 8am-4pm from Monday to Friday. During this time, music teachers learn how to teach in the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education: teaching through singing, speech, movement, and play.+ Read More
Corinne takes the time to understand where the student is in their learning process and instruct to the appropriate level. She is patient and gives clear instruction and practice techniques. Yea!!
Corinne is doing a fantastic job helping my daughter, Ava, with her clarinet. She is structured, detailed, and responsive. I appreciate that she communicates with me right after Ava's lesson to provide feedback and homework for Ava.
Corinne is very encouraging and works well with beginners!
3 lessons in and we can already see a difference! Corinne has a great rapport with our daughter and it’s fun to see her so excited for lessons. Thanks Corinne!
Corinne is a great instructor. She's patient and makes the lessons fun for my 10 year old daughter.
My daughter was excited for her next lesson with Corrine!
Corrine has worked with the clarinet section at my school from my freshman year all the way up to my senior year. She has always been caring and loving towards us and creates a friendly and fun environment when teaching. Her lessons are thorough and engaging so that when you leave, you don’t feel overworked, yet you feel a sense of accomplishment at having learned something new.+ Read More
I LOVE Corinne. She's helped me so much with learning clarinet. She's very clear and easy to learn from plus she's super funny and fun to be around. She's helped my practice techniques a ton! 10/10 teacher.
Corinne has good tips for a beginner. It’s a pleasure to get to learn with her.
Learning from Corinne was a wonderful experience. She is an outstanding individual who truly furthers your progress in clarinet-playing. The techniques and exercises she teaches are great assets for any performer.
She worked with the clarinet section all 4 years I was in high school and she was awesome. I hope she does well in the future!
I’m an Oboe player, but Corinne helped me go from knowing little to nothing about the clarinet, to being able to successfully play at the level that all of the other clarinet players around me could.
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!!+ Read More
I have been working with Corrine since middle school and she has guided me into the top band of my high school. The fundamentals she has implemented into me have stuck since my first lesson with her in sixth grade. She is able to build a clarinetist from the ground up by starting with a solid foundation then progressing to advanced musicianship. Corrine is excellent at assessing my problems and coming up with unique ways to solve them that kept me engaged in the lesson and inspire me to pursue my passion for the Clarinet. I prefer her over other tutors because she is very problem solving based. Corrine is able to identify and analyze my problems and come up with clever and efficient exercises to help me with my personal needs. Another reason I continue to enjoy practicing with her is that she is very easy to communicate with and she explains her solutions to my problems in a way I can understand easily.
Corrine is an amazing teacher and very friendly. Most of all, she actually cares about me and my problems and she really wants to see me grow my skills to become a better clarinetist by sharing her true passion for the instrument.
Absolutely fantastic tutor. Always very energetic and ready to help you improve. Every lesson was very in-depth, and was always very helpful with finding out where to improve and how to practice more effectively. Could not recommend Corinne any more!
Corinne is an absolutely wonderful instructor! I took private lessons with her in middle school, and she not only gave me the skills to master several auditions but refined my techniques and reformed bad habits that I had acquired throughout my clarinet “career”. She enabled me to build strong practice exercises that worked specifically for me after observing how I worked as a clarinetist. Our relationship continued as I moved into high school concert and marching band as she was our clarinet instructor for various workshops and sessions. She helped me learn to lead and instruct others in my section in the role of section leader. My growth continued (even after my private lessons ended) as she learned my strengths and weaknesses in an individual and group setting. Without Corinne, I definitely would not have the accolades and/or titles in the realm of music that I have now. As an instructor, Corinne doesn’t simply care about the short term goals or specific event to which you may come to her for assistance, but she cares about the musician you will be and techniques you will possess in the long term. She will work with you to find the best foundation upon which you can build up skills, a fine repertoire, and wonderful musicianship. I have had the pleasure of working with Corinne for over 5 years now in various settings, and I can say without a doubt that there is no one better for any clarinet instruction you may need!+ Read More
Ms. Klemenc is one of the best clarinet instructor out there. She helps you exceed expectations and she also makes private lessons fun!
Absolutley one of the best clarinet instructors! She is able to teach musicality and technique at the highest level. Always extremely professional. Highly recommend.