I teach with Philadelphia Principal Players at the Philadelphia International Music Festival I've taught International Competition Winners (International Clarinet Association, Fischoff, Air Force Band) among many other top players. NAfME Interview in their October 2014 Issue. 1st Clarinet in the National Band "WindWorks" of Washington D.C. (recordings on youtube). I can take you to the next level and well beyond that! I have many students on Skype Worldwide from Jr. High to Professionals.
My Online Clarinet student Jay Shankar made 1st Clarinet in the 2016 Carnegie Hall United States National Youth Orchestra!!! I have had 4 Clarinet students make the NAfME National Honors Band/Orchestra 1st Part since 2012 when it was formed. In 2018 I had 2 Clarinet students who made 1st Chair in their All State Band.
I am an Internationally recognized Clarinetist, and teach for 2 online European based Music Conservatories.
I have taught with faculty from the Philadelphia Orchestra including many Principal Members at their Music Festival for over 6 Seasons. Extensive experience teaching all levels from beginners (have taught many, many just starting out) to Professional Players who come to me for help. A current online student in Virginia's 10th Grade Student got 1st Chair All State Band this past year (my Grand-student was 1st Ch
air All State), and I opened a Masterclass for legendary Berlin Philharmonic Clarinetist Karl Leister in Madrid this past Summer. I seek students who are willing to work hard, and have a lot of fun getting great.
David was my first online clarinet coach and you cannot have a better teacher when you want to learn quickly and correctly. I took 13 lessons and it changed my life as a clarinetist. I highly recommend David.
February 10, 2019
there are many clarinet players. Some are good, few can teach, and a minuscule amount are both. You have just found one of those few. This man has judged at international competitions, and has incredible patience and memory. He has studied under an understudy of the founder of the american school of thought for clarinetists, and always knows what you need to know, even if you are only in 8th grade.
This is the one.
Benjamin Dutschmann, 14
January 14, 2019
David is flexible and geared towards the needs of the individual student. I am returning to the clarinet after more than a 40-year absence and he is able to accommodate my requirements. He is friendly and makes the student feel at ease. I look forward to more lessons with him.
Excellent first lesson! I’m so excited to continue my lessons with Paul!
August 20, 2019
I'll get right to the point. Paul's personality made it extremely easy for me not only to be comfortable but to feel really appreciated. I was fearful that Paul may feel like, "oh great another person who THINKS he has something but can't sing a lick!" I experienced the exact opposite. Within 15 minutes he located what has been my most frustrating issue. I felt like I was already ahead of the game and we hadn't even started yet! Paul has the rare balance of a sense of humor and still following an agenda to meet my goal. Thanks to Paul I really feel like I can, and WILL reach all my goals. AND enjoy the journey to them!! Can't wait for the next lesson!
I have been a saxophonist for 11 years, currently studying as a saxophone student majoring in Music Education & Composition at Kansas State University. I also have been playing the clarinet for one year now. As a saxophonist and as a Music Education student, I have had the opportunities to study the clarinet as well as play in multiple ensembles.
Lessons for clarinet will consist of three main areas:
No one wants to hear it, but this means scales and patterns! Learning all of the major and minor scales is a great start to learning new music, and will be the first goal for my students. Included in technical work is proper cleaning and care for the instrument, proper breathing, and physical habits such as posture.
I want you to experience music that is capable of your skill level, exciting, and will help you learn about different styles and history. I want you to find music that you love to play! Along with learning to play new music, you ...
Hello! Are you ready to dive into the musical world of the saxophone!?!
My name is Joshua, a teacher, composer, and performer. I am proficient in saxophone, and competent in flute, clarinet, composition, and piano. My Bachelor of Music degree comes from Kansas State University in the area of Music Composition.
I have a very unique background, coming from the small town of Downs, Kansas. There, I had extensive amounts of experience working with children as a lifeguard, saxophone teacher, and teacher's assistant!
I run my lessons based on what YOU want to learn! We can build the fundamental skills of your instrument while exploring music YOU enjoy! I have played classical, jazz, pep, and modern saxophone, and as a composer I am exposed to many different styles of music.
Music is so much more than notes on a page. It is express
ion, emotion, feeling... And I understand that as your teacher, it is my job to equip you with the skills needed to fulfill the true music you want to create!
Custom tailored lessons for a solid foundation. Having fun is also a top priority when beginning lessons!
I am a professional saxophonist and recording artist with 15 years of playing experience. I studied Jazz Saxophone at the Manhattan School of Music and then William Paterson University, where I graduated with a Bachelors degree. I received a Master of Science Degree in Music Education from Towson University. I have performed original music with my jazz group for the last 10 years across New York, New Jersey, Maryland and D.C. I have had the good fortune of being able to study with some of the worlds greatest jazz musicians including Mulgrew Miller, Christian McBride, Rich Perry, Chris Potter, Seamus Blake and Donny McCaslin. I have enjoyed helping students of all ages reach their fullest potential and simultaneously find lasting joy and excitement in music. I think these qualities are so important for anyone trying to improve the
ir musical skills! I enjoy passing on all of the knowledge I possibly can to my students, crafting our lessons to their individual learning styles and comfort levels.
Want to develop a beautiful clarinet sound while avoiding awkward squawks and squeaks? As both a saxophone and clarinet player, I can help with many of the technical challenges that may affect a beginning or intermediate player. My curriculum focuses heavily on the Cyril Rose studies for clarinet, as well as the Rubank Advanced Method.
I have been an active professional musician in the Utah Valley for the past 4 years. I came to Utah from Portland, Oregon in 2011 to study at Brigham Young University under Ray Smith, where I earned a BM in Saxophone Performance in 2018. While there, I performed as a member of the BYU Synthesis Big Band as a performer and featured soloist, sharing the stage with the likes of Gladys Knight, Peter Hollens, Konrad Herwig, Ed Calle, Corey Christianson and others. In 2016 I went with Synthesis on a tour of Eastern Europe, where the band and I performed at the Salkrastu Jazz Festival. I can be heard as a featured soloist on the tracks “Laura” and “Downtime” from the BYU Synthesis Album “Downtime” (2018). On the classical side, I was selected as a finalist three years in a row for the BYU Concerto Competition, played tenor saxophone from 2015 to
2017 in the BYU Wind Symphony, and played principal clarinet in the BYU Symphony orchestra in 2018.
In addition to my performances at BYU, I have performed and collaborated with numerous groups and artists on the Provo and Salt Lake music scenes as both a commercial and studio artist, such as my collaboration with Utah-based vocalist Emily Merrell in her performance at the 2018 Jazz Education Network Conference in Dallas, Texas. I also returned to the northwest in 2015 to take part in the Port Townsend Jazz Festival, where I studied with jazz greats such as Terrell Stafford, Steve Wilson, Bob Mintzer and others.
I am a passionate teacher and am happy to take students of all levels, over Skype or in person.
Most all my beginning Clarinet students progressed to be first chair players
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 1st alto sax in a professional concert band. I was blessed to be in the top band at the University of Minnesota which toured the Soviet union playing 28 concerts and ending up in the White House playing a concert for the President of the United States. I have worked with students and adults in a teaching setting in music, the BSA and Human Resources.
Mark is a fantastic instructor and Aaron enjoyed his first lesson very much!
March 8, 2019
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.
January 22, 2019
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...
Are you looking to start out on the clarinet as a beginner? Or are you already an aspiring clarinet player looking to grow in your skills and reach that next level as a player? Whether you are just looking to get started or want to get that upper hand in band I can help you get there.
Hello there! My name is Ariel. I graduated from the University of Jamestown with a Bachelors in Music Education and Flute performance. I am primarily a flute family specialist: piccolo, flute, Alto and Bass flute are all in my wheelhouse. Through my years of schooling I have learned many other instruments and also am very skilled in voice, so I am qualified to teach most categories. I taught in the North Dakota Public School system in very small school districts for several years. My greatest strength while teaching was working one on one with each individual to get my students to a much higher level of playing and musicianship. I truly believe meeting each individual where they currently are and going from there is the best policy for growing as musician.
I also believe that in order to be the best teacher I can be I must continue to
grow as a musician as well. So, I too continue to work to improve my skills, and play with great ensembles to keep my skills sharp and ever growing. At the moment I play in 4 different community ensembles around the state of North Dakota and also participate annually in IMC's Adult Community Music Camp. Typically you will find me playing the flute and piccolo, but occasionally I pick up the Tenor Sax to play in Jazz combo, and when the season is right you will find me lugging around my Euphonium to play all of the Regional Tuba Christmas Events in North Dakota annually and from time to time I play in brass choirs. I truly believe the act of making music with an ensemble is a major key to success and fulfillment on your journey as a musician.
I took flute lessons from Ariel a couple years ago. Ariel plays flute beautifully. I was a beginning student and she was very knowledgeable about teaching flute, very encouraging and I got a good foundation in playing flute from her. I would highly recommend Ariel as a teacher. She also made it fun.
August 8, 2019
Ms. Oster was the best music instructor my Grandson ever had, he plays the Trumpet and plays it still today. She introduced him to the International Music a camp that is held at The Peace Gardens during the summer. Ms. Oster was the most positive influence on him to date. I often wish she could work with him again. It is a privilege and an honor to give her a review..thank you
August 8, 2019
She's a good instructor on how to play an instrument quickly. Her optimism is very nice. Has very good patience. I would recommend her.
Hi! I have been teaching music since 2012 in a wide variety of settings, including independently from my home, privately in a music school, and in a classroom setting. It is of utmost importance to me to ensure that I create individualized lessons that meet the needs of each student, as I am aware that everyone learns differently. I want to help you meet your musical goals, and have fun in the process!
Hannah L is a New York City based clarinetist and educator.
She taught her first clarinet student at a very young age, and realized her passion for teaching music as she watched her student go from playing his first notes to making the all-district band within the first year. She has since worked with many students of all ages and ability levels, and enjoys creating individualized lessons that cater to the needs of each student. She has taught both independently and on the faculty of Anderson Music Workshop in Cincinnati, where she held the position of Instructor of Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, and Beginner Piano.
A founding member of three clarinet ensembles, The BATH Quartet, Trio Confiant, and The Blue Ridge Clarinet Collective, Hannah has a passion for performing and collaborating with other musicians. In Spring 2016, she travele
d to Port of Spain, Trinidad with members of the Virginia Tech Clarinet Studio to perform concerts with an emphasis on electronic music in collaboration with the clarinet studio at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. A personal highlight of hers was performing on the Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall as a member of the VT Wind Ensemble.
Hannah received her Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in May 2019. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Clarinet Performance and Music Education from Virginia Tech. She has studied with Ronald Aufmann of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Phillip Paglialonga, and Thomas Crawford.
"Very patient, great sense of humor and very well priced. Been a flautist for 25 years and been playing the clarinet for several months now. It's what I al
ways wanted to learn but couldn't till recently. Mady is great!"
"David is flexible and geared towards the needs of the individual student. I am returning to the clarinet after more than a 40-year absence and he is able
to accommodate my requirements. He is friendly and makes the student feel at ease. I look forward to more lessons with him."
"I love taking lessons with Bill! I'm returning to clarinet after playing as a child, and Bill has made the entire process really fun and rewarding. He's h
elped me gain a deeper appreciation for the instrument and the music we're learning, and provides the right amount of challenge to keep me engaged and progressing while still enjoying the process. Bill has really deep music knowledge, which makes him a really versatile instructor. He's helped me even enjoy doing scales!"
"Micheal is energetic and kind. He tries very hard to meet the interests of his students."
"Andrew is a very dedicated teacher! He accomondates our schedule as well whenever I request a last minute change. He is very patient to his student and k
nowledgeble of the subject matter. Thank you ver much!!"
"Josh is a great teacher, and I highly recommend him as an instructor for both adults and youth. I took clarinet lessons many years ago as an elementary sc
hool student. I have long had an interest in returning to the instrument, so I recently signed up for a series of lessons with Josh. Although it had been several decades since I first played the clarinet, Josh helped me get comfortable with the instrument again and provided terrific instruction on all aspects of the clarinet and clarinet performance."
"Mr Lewis is fantastic. He truly loves teaching kids to love music. My grandson first had him as a 5th grade music teacher and now as a private instructo
r for his clarinet. He takes each student at their own pace, encouraging them along the way to stretch and challenge."
"Focused on my daughter's concerns and was very patient and encouraging. Thank you!"
"Mr. Ames is an amazing teacher! He helped me land a spot in the all district band my freshman year in high school and constantly pushed me to strive and b
e my best. I highly recommend him for anyone that is looking to have fun and be a better clarinet player."