Ages: 8-17 and Adults
Length: 30-, 45-, 60-minute
Meets: Weekly, scheduled individually
All clarinet lessons are taught as private, one-on-one music instruction and are available in lengths of 30, 45, and 60 minutes. We suggest kids and teenagers begin with 30-minute lessons and progress to longer lengths as your teacher recommends. For adults who have some previous experience, we recommend starting with 45- or 60-minute lessons.
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KIDS & TEENAGERS
Because of the demands of playing the clarinet, we recommend that students be at least 8 years old before starting lessons. Beginning students are first taught how to blow across the reed to make a sound on the clarinet before moving on to other basics, including music reading, posture, and breath control.
Students playing in school ensembles are encouraged to bring in their music to work on in lessons.
Don’t feel intimidated if you’ve never played a clarinet – we love new students! Beginning adult students will learn the basics of playing the clarinet, while intermediate and advanced lessons will focus on breath control and support, posture, tonal quality, finger dexterity, articulation, hand position, sound production, and music theory.
Baltimore School of Music carries a limited selection of music lesson books and accessories for the convenience of our students.