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International Clarinet Association Free Videos!

resources Jul 02, 2020

Though COVID-19 and recent times have been incredibly difficult for so many people, and everything is being cancelled, one silver lining is all of the wonderful virtual festivals that have been popping up!

Just this last weekend, the largest clarinet festival, the International Clarinet...

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Chat with Me? Maro Polo Experts

announcements Jun 25, 2020
Have you ever been practicing and thought of a question for your teacher and then forgot to ask it in your next lesson?
 
What if you could just ask your question right when it comes up while you are practicing?
 
I was looking for a way to help the members of my Monthly Masterclass...
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My How to Practice Series

practice Jun 18, 2020

Recently I did a 4 week deep dive on how to practice over on the QuickStart Clarinet YouTube channel, and I compiled it all into one organized page to make it really easy for you to access.

Click Here to get to my How to Practice Page (www.quickstartclarinet.com/practice)

I will also be adding...

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Stories of the Pros: Clarineat Master Series

resources Jun 11, 2020

I love being able to share new cool things happening in the clarinet world, and the Clarineat Master Series is a really exciting project!

Sean Perrin and Richard Hawkins have teamed up to present interviews and discussions with some of the best clarinetists in the world!

It has been so...

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How to Practice: The Ultimate Practice Guide

mindset practice Jun 04, 2020

I'm super excited to be sharing this resource that will have a hugely positive impact on the productivity of your practicing, if you actually download it and put it to use!

This is The Ultimate Practice Guide, which will help you to organize your practice and keep you motivated to get the results...

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Developing Your Musical Imagination: Analyzing

mindset May 28, 2020

No, I will not stop with the Spongebob image!

I also won't stop sharing my ideas on how to get more out of your clarinet and musical journey!

So, let's pick up where we left off last week, and talk about analyzing music.

Most college students take theory and musicology courses for 2+ years that...

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Developing Your Musical Imagination: Listening

mindset May 21, 2020

In last week's post, I went over how having a great imagination of how your music should go is probably the most important to your success as a clarinetist.

Now, how do you develop that imagination?

If you really want to get serious about clarifying that image in your head of how the music should...

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The Most Important Indicator of Success

mindset May 14, 2020

I always say that playing clarinet is simple once you are able to break it down into all of it's separate parts, but putting all those parts together can be a bit challenging!

I have found, however, that there is one piece of the puzzle that plays a bigger role in the process and will almost...

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Clarinet Connections 2020!

announcements May 07, 2020

There is an amazing clarinet event happening right now that I have to tell you about!

Michelle Anderson of Clarinet Mentors is hosting an online clarinet conference called Clarinet Connections!

She is having on a bunch of fantastic performers and teachers in live Zoom meetings to discuss all...

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Get the Training You Need Each and Every Month!

announcements Apr 30, 2020

For those of you who have been around QuickStart Clarinet for a while, you are likely aware of the Monthly Masterclass program that I started at the beginning of 2020.

But what exactly is it?

As I explored all of the ways I could best help as many clarinetists as possible, I came to the...

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