Learn to Play Clarinet

A beautiful, plaintiff sounding instrument, the Clarinet enjoys wide popular use in Classical, Jazz, and various Folk idioms such as Klezmer. This Single Reed Wind Instrument is commonly used in School Orchestras and is often a springboard to other Wind Instruments such as the Saxophone. However the Clarinet is a formidable instrument in it’s own right. At the School of Music we offer Clarinet Lessons for all ages. Whether you’re just beginning, looking to brush up on your chops, or want to take your playing to the next level, we can help! Our Instructors use various Methods and Textbooks that include Rubank, Essential Elements, and others.

The Clarinet traces it’s lineage back to other Single Reed Wind Instruments from antiquity throughout the world. However, the Modern Clarinet was derived from a Baroque Period Instrument called the Chalumeau. Similar to a Recorder, the Chalumeau was modified around the turn of the 18th Century by German Instrument maker Johann Christoph Denner and would become the Clarinet as we know it today. Clarinets would eventually become accepted into Classical Music and by the the time of Beethoven, would become a standard fixture in European Orchestras.

Over the years there have been a number of different Clarinets ranging in size, transposition, and timbre. Contemporary usage of the Clarinet however usually focuses on either the Bb or A Clarinet with the former being the most common. Clarinets, like other Woodwinds utilize a reed connected to it’s mouthpiece and break down into multiple sections for ease of transport. Historically they have been made out of various materials such as hard rubber, metal, plastic, woods, and others. However many Professional Grade Clarinets are made of exotic hardwoods.

Private clarinet lessons are offered on a weekly basis and provide:

  • One-on-one interaction between student and instructor
  • Highly personalized learning program
  • Individual attention and pace
  • More direct tracking of progress
  • More flexible scheduling
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Clarinet Instructors

The School of Music provides private and group music lessons, organized ensemble and band lessons and special music events to students of all ages and skill levels. Our qualified instructors and proven history set us apart as the premier music instruction organization in Rockville, MD.

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