Clarinet Lessons (Ages 8+)
Although clarinet is primarily used in classical settings, our teachers are flexible with many styles and able to teach more popular genres as well along with proper technique, breath control and theory. Clarinet requires strong lungs, which is why we don't recommend students younger than age 8. Meet our clarinet teachers below or scroll down for our frequently asked questions about clarinet lessons.
Julliette is a Western University graduate with a Bachelor of Music, Honours in Music Education. In this program, the clarinet was her primary instrument and she has been playing both piano and clarinet for 13 years. Julliette has been teaching private Piano Lessons and clarinet lessons for 5 years and also teaches Saxophone Lessons and Recorder Lessons. Julliette is a passionate musician and educator. She is currently in her second year at Althouse Faculty of Education at Western University, working to complete her Bachelor of Education. Julliette believes that music should be fun and accessible for all, and a student's interests should drive musical learning.
What Are Your Rates?
We've learned that every music teacher is different, and each has different skills. Some have Masters degrees, while others are still students themselves. For this reason, we've given the teachers the ability to set their own rates when they are hired based on their skills. The rate for clarinet lessons start at $23.00 for a 30 minute lesson.
Is 30 Minutes Enough?
For beginners the answer is definitely yes. When you are first learning, you're getting a lot of new, and in some cases, confusing information given to you. The amount of information given in one 30 minute lesson will give you a lot to work on as you practice throughout the week. Practicing is absolutely essential to learning music. As you get to more advanced skills, more time may be necessary if and when your teacher recommends it.
How Long Will It Take To Learn?
We get asked this question a lot. There is no specific date, or number of lessons. It depends on a few things including how often students practice. Although the songs may be very simple, we know we can have students playing at least one short song within 30 days. If you are hoping to play Mozart, it will take more time. But anyone can do it if they want it enough or work hard enough.
What Do I Need To Start?
Students will need a clarinet to learn on. We can provide students with a clarinet to rent or to purchase. Students will also need reeds which we can also provide. Other accessories may be recommended by the teacher, but are not required for learning to play. The teacher will also provide a lesson book to be purchased at the first lesson. We recommend not buying a book before the lessons begin in case the teacher recommends a specific book that may be different from what students have already purchased.