Maryanne Lacaile

Maryanne L.

Seattle, WA

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Maryanne delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 1990

With a masters degree, national and international touring I am able to offer my students a diverse range of educational sources.

*** Lesson Details ***
Maryanne teaches over thirty five students privately. Over half of her private students have advanced to
both Local and National Finals of the Music Teachers National Association Woodwind Auditions. In 2011 four of her
top clarinet students formed "The New Hamilton Clarinet Quartet" which took first place in Pacific Northwest Solo
and Ensemble Competitions. Her graduating seniors have been awarded major scholarships at Juilliard, Eastman,
Oberlin, New England Conservatory and Boston Conservatory. She delivers high quality private clarinet instruction
as well as group lessons providing the best advice to help students achieve their individual goals and to have the
the right tools to succeed in the music program.
My Teaching Background: Maryanne has taught clarinet private lessons, masterclasses and clinics in the Pacific
Northwest for over 20 years as a private clarinet teacher for several schools including Hamilton, McClure and
Eckstein Middle School.
Maryanne's Teaching Philosophy: “I believe in teaching the whole student and not just the fingers. For serious
students, it is imperative that they learn how to be a good musician. My philosophy in teaching is to give each
student the right tools that fit their personality and level of playing. I am aware that not everyone wants to be a
professional clarinetist and so I plan a lesson to each students level of playing in order to help them to progress in a
comfortable manner that promotes the joy of learning how to play the clarinet.  Orchestra experience
Federal Way Symphony (principal) 2010 to present
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra (principal) 1999-2012
Northwest Mahler Orchestra (assistant principal, Eb and bass clarinet) 2001-2011
Phantom of the Opera Orchestra (principal) Really Useful Company-NYC 1994-1999
West Side Story Orchestra (principal)Wolfgang Bocksch Concerts-Germany 1999-2000
Boston Opera Orchestra (co-principal under the direction of Sarah Caldwell) 1978-1980
Tanglewood Summer Orchestra (principal under the direction of Aaron Copland) 1978
Aaron Copland, Sarah Caldwell, John Williams, Adam Stern
Additional performance experience
Camerata Musica Chamber Music Series (Salem, OR) 2012
Haller Lake Chamber Music Series (Seattle) 2012
New York City Debut Recital, Americas Society 2011
Skaneateles Music Festival 2010
Soloist, Mozart Clarinet Concerto (played on basset clarinet) with the Princeton Philharmonic 2009
Monadnock Music Festival 2009
Merkin Hall, 2008 world premiere recital performance (New York Concert Review Magazine)
Summer workshops and master classes at University of the Pacific (California)
Tanglewood Summer Festival 1978-80
Temple University summer workshop with Anthony Gigliotti 1984
Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)-teaching
Boston Pops Summer Concerts (under the direction of John Williams) 1979
Washington State University (1971-74)
University of the Pacific (1975-77)
Boston Conservatory (1978-80) Bachelor Degree in Clarinet Performance studied with Attilio Poto
New England Conservatory (1978-80) studied with Harold Wright, Peter Hadcock, Gino Cioffi
University of Massachusetts 1980-82 Master Degree in progress
Central Washington State University 1982-84 Master Degree in Clarinet Performance
Rico Reed Artist since 2003

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have state of the art video camera and teaching studio that accommodates all students levels and abilities.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can (if it's an unexpected emergency) provide clarinet reeds. I do expect the student to have his/her own instrument along with ligature, mouthpiece, music book and reeds

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in giving the highest quality advise through my experience, wisdom and international concert performances. Classical, chamber, finger technique and building repertoire

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principal clarinet
Jun 1992 - Jul 2002
Really Useful Theatre Company (NYC)

Clarinetist with Phantom for 10 years. I also toured in Europe with Wolfgang Bocksch Concerts for the West Side Story tour.


BM at BCM and MM at U. Mass
Sep 1978 - Jun 1990
Boston Conservatory and University of Massachusetts
Sep 1974 - Jun 1975
Washington State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


D'Adarrio Education Collective
Sep 1990

a global community of music educators who are committed to inspiring the next generation of lifelong musicians. Our program provides music teachers with access to resources and other tools to help support their role in education. The Education Collective will grow to include opportunities to network with other teachers, share your knowledge and content, and attend special educational events. Our goal is to support those that support the future of music.

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International Clarinet Association
Jun 1985

The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.

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Photos & Videos

Poulenc Clarinet Sonata performed by Maryanne and Jason at the prestigious Microsoft Auditorium in Seattle.
Photo by Maryanne L.

Ernst Schreiber Clarinet Artist
Photo by Maryanne L.

Photo by Maryanne L.

Photo by Maryanne L.
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