In this issue:
Hello to all clarinetists in the Clarinet Mentors Community! I am surrounded by great music these days. Lots of fun Christmas concerts, and in a few days I start The Nutcracker, which I never tire of playing. A few days ago I sent out an invitation to join my new clarinet holiday music course, which is filled with great music and mini lessons to help you play better. I have to say, people are really enjoying it - not only the fun music, but how much they are learning each day. I hope you enjoyed the gift of Silent Night from that holiday course.
TODAY is the last day to order this if you want the whole package. Here is the link for information:
Although you will receive a mini-lesson every day for a week, with a new piece of music each day, you can keep these lessons for years to come.
As we come into Christmas and New Year's, I wish you and yours a very prosperous holiday season and New Year. I have received so many nice notes from members of the Clarinet Mentors Community lately, and am very grateful that the worldwide clarinet community is so wonderful.
Thanks for being in my community!
I often receive emails from clarinetists asking about good resources of music to work on at home. There are many good collections of clarinet methods and sheet music. A couple of years ago I compiled some of my favourites together. This list has a few choice selections in many different levels of difficulty, starting with total beginners. You can download the list here, and watch the attached video for more information on these resources:
Maybe someone in your life is looking for a Christmas gift for you? Perhaps this video or handout could be left in an obvious place...
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/kjt2NDQ1j6Q
A Clarinet Celebration - Live Clarinet Event June 25 - 30, 2019, Portland Oregon USA
This is HUGE news for all of us in the Clarinet Mentors Community! David Shifrin, one of my childhood "Clarinet Heroes", is organizing an incredible festival of clarinet concerts, a youth competition, masterclasses, gear tryout rooms, many clarinet sessions with great artists and more! The best part for us, is that he has invited the Clarinet Mentors Community (that's you and me) to come and create a meaningful set of activities for amateur adult clarinetists. This will include access to all of the stellar concerts and recitals, a chance to participate in masterclasses with myself and some of these great artists in our own, safe, amateurs-only space, daily clarinet choir sessions where you get to play with like-minded clarinetists and so much more.
I think this will be one of the best clarinet events for amateur players that has ever happened. Please find out more details here: https://www.clarinetmastery.com/clarinet-mentors-live-event-2019
NOTE: We will accommodate lots of people from the Clarinet Mentors Community. However, there is only space for 30 people to register for a mini-lesson during one of our live masterclasses throughout the session. 12 of those spots have been reserved. If you would like that extra training at no extra charge, you need to be one of the next 18 people to register. I expect those spots will go quickly once this newsletter reaches the inbox of thousands of clarinetists today. Having said that, there will be plenty of learning opportunities for all of us, even if you are number 31 to register!
Register now for A Clarinet Celebration
I hope to see you in person at this exciting event!
I have two clarinet courses that I think are so valuable, I want to offer them to you to try out for $1 for 30 days. Pay $1 and learn lots. I'll give you the very short version of what you get, which is two monthly courses:
1. Clarinet Mastery Live Trainings - I go live, online with members of this course twice a month, and answer all of their clarinet questions. I also give personal feedback to a few volunteers each session who have a mini-lesson with me. You can be part of a great community, and get live feedback from me about your clarinet issues. There is so much to enjoy and learn within this community! We have a live session in about 24 hours that you could be a part of if you sign up now (and you get a recording of the replay if you can't make it in person).
2. Mastering Clarinet Music Club - I give you 2 new pieces of music each month with lessons on how to prepare the music. Recently, I have coaxed some of my musical colleagues to join in so that you can have play-along recordings with professional string players and pianists. It is awesome.
To try these for 30 days for just $1 (and after that you pay a monthly subscription, like Netflix or other online services), sign up here: https://www.clarinetmastery.com/offers/PFQbq67Q
Did you know that Michelle Anderson of Clarinet Mentors has created several step-by-step courses to help you play the clarinet better? Do you want to improve your tone, or move your fingers faster, or play high notes better? Check out all of the courses (which all have free samples for you to learn from) by clicking the button below:
Further Clarinet Trainings And Samples
Thanks for being a part of my clarinet community! Feel free to email if you have questions, comments or things you would like to see in future newsletters. I hope that you enjoy great music with your clarinet playing this week.
Michelle Anderson, Clarinet Mentors
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