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William R.

3 Reviews
Poulsbo, WA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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William R.

3 Reviews
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I love to teach students of any level from beginner to advanced. If you are a beginner, in the first few lessons you will learn how to put the clarinet together, how to put the reed on the mouthpiece, and be able to play a simple melody. I like to use the Klose Method book, and simple solos including music from film scores like Star Wars. Advanced players can work on clarinet technique and repertoire including orchestral excerpts and major solo literature. I look forward to meeting you!

About William

I am a skilled clarinetist who has had great training, and the professional career to back it up, but I am also a kind, supportive teacher who wants to work with a student in the way they need to be worked with. Whether your ambitions are modest, you want a career in music, or somewhere in between

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Fred
I studied clarinet with William Rappaport when I was a graduate
student in music education at Georgia State University. He may be the
most deeply musical person I have ever known. My sense was that,
though he was a performer of the absolute highest caliber, he was
equally passionate about teaching.
When I initially contacted Bill to schedule lessons, I explained that
I was visually impaired. I wanted to share this information with him
upfront in the event that he had questions or concerns about teaching
me. I remember him saying clearly, “I am aware of the possibilities.”
That was all I needed to hear to feel comfortable entering his studio.
Bill encouraged me to take on any challenge in the clarinet
literature that interested me. He used every possible metaphor he
could think of to communicate ideas that were more easily accessed if
you could simply look at the printed page. He was always warm and
friendly, but focused, never wasting one second of our time together.
Following my work with Bill, I attended The University of Michigan
where, though I was a music education doctoral student, I was
instantly welcomed into one of the clarinet studios. Bill’s creative
work with me played an enormous role in making that happen. Now, I am
a community college professor, teaching a variety of classes including
a studio class for instrumental music students. I often find myself
using the same examples Bill employed with me to help my current
students. I am profoundly grateful for his unyielding commitment to my
growth when I was a student of his.
Diane
I’ve played clarinet for over 30 years, and was a clarinet major in college. I started studying with Mr. Rappaport after I was out of college for several years and had moved to Atlanta, where Mr. Rappaport was playing in the Atlanta Symphony. I found him to be the best teacher I had ever studied with. His ability to help me understand the musical phrase, no matter what style of music I was working on, was amazing. I studied standard clarinet etudes, orchestral literature, and clarinet solo repertoire with Mr. Rappaport. He had the same mild, yet persistent approach with me on everything we worked on – always working to get me to play it to the best of my ability.
One thing I had always feared having to play some day was the opening solo to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. A former teacher had been unable to help me with it. So, when a band I was playing with scheduled the piece and told me to get ready to play the solo, I was traumatized and contacted Mr. Rappaport for help. He worked with me and not only got me playing the opening glissando, but helped me to have a better understanding of the other jazzy spots in the piece. So now I can say I’ve performed that piece about 20 times, and the fear is gone! Thanks, Mr. Rappaport!
Regardless of your level of playing, I think you will find Mr. Rappaport to be an outstanding teacher!
Kim
Mr. Rappaport was my clarinet professor and mentor in college and has continued to be an inspiration to me both as a teacher and as one of the finest clarinetist I know, both in the classical realm and in the jazz and swing styles.

Anyone who has ever heard me play has always complimented me on my clarinet tone. I can honestly say that my clarinet tone is the direct result of Mr. Rappaport's methods and his gentle but very stringent guidelines. If you are looking for someone to take you or your child to the highest standard of musicianship, look no further. I highly recommend lessons with Mr. Rappaport. Kim C.

Tia N.

6 Reviews
Lake Stevens, WA
Starting at $30
  • B.A. Music Performance and Pedagogy from Dordt College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
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Tia N.

6 Reviews
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I've been teaching clarinet since 2012 and been playing woodwinds for over 10 years. Embouchure, fingering, sight-reading, posture, and tone quality are some of the topics I cover.

About Tia

Tia graduated from Dordt College in 2014 with a BA in Music Performance and Pedagogy. An avid vocalist and single-reed woodwind player, she has been studying music for over 15 years with a variety of teachers, and has experience in the Jazz, Musical Theatre, Praise, and Classical styles. Tia has

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Wanda K.
So wonderful and caring. Tia set me at ease and let me know it was all going to be just fine and then she proceeded to teach me and make the experience fun and interesting. Wonderful experience!
Laurel J.
Tia is friendly, and extremely helpful as well as knowledgeable. We love that she can come to our house.
The people we've talked with to set this up were also helpful and courteous.
Michelle
Tia is great! She improved my range by almost 2 octaves in a month!

Melissa F.

25 Reviews
Everett, WA
Starting at $34
  • Music Composition from Cornish College of the Arts
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded Playfest Dramatic Award from Trinity Lutheran College
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Melissa F.

25 Reviews
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Learning to play clarinet is wonderful.

We will utilize the Rubank Elementary Method for the beginner clarinet student.

I will teach you how to read music, play major and minor scales while performing some of your favorite simple classical to classic pieces.

About Melissa

Melissa's teaching methods are designed specifically for your learning style and needs. She encourages her students to be the best they can be. Lessons are individualized to work toward your goals while continuing to strive to give you an excellent quality education. Some of the qualifications Me

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Lana
My daughter loves her lessons with Melissa
Debbie M.
Awesome!!!
Sonya T.
Excellent piano teacher!

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Kevin D.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students Male: 9 and up; Female: 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Bachelor of Music from Appalachian State University
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Kevin D.

8 Reviews
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Online Clarinet Teacher

I can teach what you need to know from band class, playing church to performing that big audition. Improvisation and Dixieland as well.

About Kevin

I am a professional music teacher with 30+ years experience. Very experienced at teaching all band instruments. Expert at Saxophones - Clarinet. I am Nationally Board Certified as a Band Teacher. I can teach a student what they need from specific solos to audition materials to Jazz Improvisation. I

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Teddy
Very patient and knowledgeable.
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Kristen
Kevin was very patient and kind. Kristen can't wait to go back next week!
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Josh G.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from University of Denver's Lamont School of Music
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Josh G.

33 Reviews
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I have been teaching for the past 6 years, and love working with all different students. My former students have been selected to be in the Colorado All-State Honor Band and have been accepted to their top choice colleges for music performance. In 2016, I attended the Aspen Summer Music Festival, where I learned a great deal about clarinet and teaching. My specialty is pinpointing bad habits and working towards effortless, high-quality sound and technique.

About Josh

I am an avid clarinetist, energetic performer and enthusiastic teacher. My dream career is to be a soloist like Martin Frost, to play in an orchestra, or compose and perform my music. My passion for teaching is similar to my passion for performing, and I have experience teaching privately since 20

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Isaac T.
excellent first lesson - clear, concrete recommendations...
Amy C.
Ethan F.
Josh has been great with my 8th grade son who is taking lessons to support his learning in school.
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Eric P.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Awarded Winner Large Jazz Ensemble from Downbeat Magazine
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Eric P.

16 Reviews
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I have taught beginning and intermediate clarinet lessons for the last twelve years. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a place in your high school wind ensemble, I can help you reach your goals and have a great time doing it!

About Eric

After more than a decade of performing and teaching in Los Angeles, Eric now calls Seattle home. Since graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in Music, Eric has pursued professional jazz and music education with equal passion. In addition to a robust private studi

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Caleb G.
Eric is a great teacher! My son has gained so much confidence since he started working with Eric. He is excited about it again, like he was at the beginning, and I couldn't be happier with our choice!
Matthew (Matt)
Matthew (Matt)
First lesson and very easy to work with during the online session.
Great first experience.

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Average Cost of Clarinet Lessons in Seattle, WA

The average cost of 60-minute clarinet lessons in Seattle is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $176 per hour.
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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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"Very kind, patient, extremely knowledgeable and professional, good sense of humor. Inspiring. Going to help me realize goals with my instrument I hadn't even considered!"
- Gillian
Took Clarinet lessons from Anthony M.
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"Mas is a wonderful teacher! Inspiring, energetic and responsible. He holds great balance between fun and quality."
- Sophie
Took Clarinet lessons from Masaru K.
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"Thomas was very patient"
- Sylvie
Took Clarinet lessons from Thomas K.
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"My Highest Recommendation

As co-prinicpal trumpet and Associate Music Director of the Hanover Wind Symhony it's my pleasure to have worked with Dimitry for over 15 years. Dimitry is an exceptionally gifted and highly respected clarinetist who brings years of global performance experience to his teaching. Polite, patient and well spoken it is a pleasure to listen to him speak about music, no matter what the subject or genre. His passion for his craft is evident from the very first time you meet him. I highly recommend Dimity as a performer and educator!"
- Kurt
Took Clarinet lessons from Dimitry C.
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"We had a good first lesson, working on both clarinet and tenor sax"
- Ken
Took Clarinet lessons from Lucas H.
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"We were in a tough position getting ready for a performance that we were not prepared for. It was a big help to have a few sessions with Thomas."
- Nora
Took Clarinet lessons from Thomas W.
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"Awesome. Gleb was so nice. I learned a lot!"
- Bob
Took Clarinet lessons from Gleb V.
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"A real expert who has a heart for teaching and very flexible."
- David
Took Clarinet lessons from Moran K.
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"Mary has the best sound concept and really teaches how to make a beautiful, expressive tone on the clarinet! She's has a lot of experience as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. Mary is a wonderful professional musician, and the best teacher you could hope for! I've improved so much from taking lessons with her."
- Andrea
Took Clarinet lessons from Mary J.
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