May 2016 - Music I have chosen for you

Music I have chosen for you

Sent Monday, May 30, 2016

Clarinet Mentors
For clarinetists who want to perform more easily and beautifully
In This Issue                  
May 29, 2016                     
  • A Note From Michelle Anderson - Hello all clarinetists!
  • Free Training - Michelle's recommended clarinet music
  • Michelle Recommends - Join me on Clarinet Cruise 2017​​​​​​​
  • How To Play Clarinet More Easily -  My newest clarinet course with two modules currently available - Better Clarinet Tone, and Faster Clarinet Fingers
  • Clarinet Is Easy - Complete how-to lessons for beginners and self-taught intermediate players

A Note from Michelle Anderson
Hello  !
Welcome to the Clarinet Mentors newsletter. I am so pleased to be part of this great worldwide community of clarinetists that includes you. If you have just joined the Clarinet Mentors community, welcome aboard! I hope you learn many things here that make your clarinet playing more fun and easy.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting a bunch of members of the Clarinet Mentors community in an online clarinet class which was offered to the first students of my Better Clarinet Tone course. It was so much fun to hear a variety of clarinetists play some great music, and share some of their "clarinet challenges" with the others in the class. I love meeting all of you from around the world, and this was a great chance to meet some of you face to face. Even though players of all different levels of experience are part of the CM community, we all work on similar issues - tone, technic, high notes...If you were not a part of this group, I'll be offering up another free masterclass to everyone who registers early for my newest course, Better Clarinet Articulation, that comes out very soon.
I've had a couple of weeks without many performances, but June will be busy. I'll be playing in the Benjamin Britten opera, Midsummer's Night Dream, some contemporary music readings with the Turning Point Ensemble, and two opera galas. It is a good thing I like to play music! Meanwhile, I added 18 new educational videos to my Better Clarinet Articulation course to get it ready to make available to all of you, hopefully in the next 2 weeks.
I hope you are enjoying your clarinet, wherever in the world you are! Thanks for being a part of the Clarinet Mentors community.

Free Training: Clarinet Music - What Music Should You Play? - Michelle raids her giant music file cabinet, and offers you some of her favourites
I know that many of you love to play a variety of music, and are always on the lookout for new music to learn. I have lots of music that I enjoying playing, and recommend to my students. I went through my filing cabinet, and pulled out some of my favourite music for you. This video gives you a brief description of each book and it is divided roughly into four difficulty levels. You'll see in the description under the video a timecode for each category if you want to jump directly to the part of the video that fits your playing level.
I also suggest that you download my written resource list that goes with the video. This is a pdf with active links to most of music displayed in the video. Download my Recommended Clarinet Music list here:
To watch the video for more information on each piece, please click on the photo below, or this link:

Michelle Recommends - Clarinet Cruise 2017 - Join me and some amazing clarinet colleagues on this fun and educational cruise
Would you like to join me for a week of clarinet lessons, masterclasses, chamber groups, concerts and all things clarinet? How about if we gather on a cruise ship that combines amazing clarinet learnings and music with the gorgeous west coast scenery between Vancouver and Alaska? I have a dream of gathering you and a bunch of other passionate clarinetists to create the funnest, most inspirational, clarinet event possible. I discovered that booking an event like this on a cruise ship ends up being less expensive than booking a traditional convention space, and you get to go to fun places along the way.
My vision would be to schedule a 7-day cruise on a luxury cruise ship between Vancouver and Alaska. Along with all of the usual cruise activities, which we could all take part in, there would be a few hours of clarinet events each day. These would include masterclasses, lessons, lectures, concerts, clarinet choir and chamber groups and all things clarinet! I would be leading many events myself, but if we have a larger group, I would invite some of my favourite clarinet colleagues (who are amazing performers and teachers) to join in, so that you get to meet some great players up close and personal. It is when we surround ourselves with other people who love what they do that we all grow and improve.
At this point, I would like to discover if there is interest within the Clarinet Mentors Community in such an event. We would need to plan ahead to make it happen. If you are at all interested, please click here for more details:

Do You Want To Play Clarinet More Easily?
Michelle's new course: How To Play Clarinet More Easily - now has two modules available for you to preview with Free sample videos
WhooHooo!!! A new clarinet course for you! This course, How To Play Clarinet More Easily, is designed for players with an intermediate to advanced level of clarinet skills. (If you are newer to the instrument, or basically self-taught, the Clarinet Is Easy course, below, is a great starting point to prepare you for this upcoming course.)
I am happy to announce that two of the most important sections of this new course are now available. Faster Clarinet Fingers (as you may guess from the name) has all of my favourite tools and tricks to help you move your fingers around the instrument more easily and quickly. I have heard great feedback from clarinetists who have been going through this course. You can access some free preview videos here: You'll be asked to enter your email address, which is just to have the system automatically send you links to the videos.
Better Clarinet Tone covers all of the areas of clarinet playing that affect how you sound on the clarinet. Most of are inspired by listening to our favourite players, and we want to sound more like that. This set of video training will help you figure out how you can sound the way you want to sound! You can access free preview videos here:
You'll be asked to enter your email address, which is just to have the system automatically send you links to the videos.
As with all of my courses, there is a 30-Day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee. My goal is to give you the very best tools to help you learn the clarinet much more easily and quickly. If these are not the right tools for you, I refund your tuition, no problem.

Clarinet Is Easy - Your Step-by-Step Beginner Course - Now Available! (Also enjoyed by many intermediate level players)
How To Solve Your Common Clarinet Frustrations and Play Clarinet More Easily
I firmly believe that if anyone has the "recipe" for how to play clarinet, things are really relatively easy to do. Most of our frustrations come from inadvertently learning bad habits along the way. With that in mind, I have created for you a 10-lesson comprehensive course for beginners (and self-taught intermediate players) that gives you the tools to truly learn the clarinet easily, while avoiding all of the most common frustrations that can plague us. I believe that these lessons can save you hours of grief by giving you the best practise systems that have worked for thousands of clarinetists. The lessons have great content, and are presented in a video format so that you can watch them again and again. If you would like to play with more ease and have a clear understanding of the fundamentals of clarinet playing, you can get more information on the Clarinet Is Easy course here (including some free preview videos):
Click here for the free preview videos to Clarinet Is Easy
If you are curious about this, you can try these lessons with a 100% 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. (That means that you can try a full 5 lessons before you decide if you have received great value from the course.) If it is not the right style for you, you get your tuition refunded, no problem. I invite you to try it now! Many students have received amazing results so far from this course (and you can read their comments on the order page).

About Michelle Anderson
Michelle Anderson, the founder of Clarinet Mentors,  is a professional clarinetist and teacher who currently lives in Vancouver BC. Her professional career spans over 30 years and she currently plays regularly with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the West Coast Chamber Music series. She has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Vancouver Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Touring Orchestra and many other groups. Michelle currently specializes in teaching adults to play clarinet more easily and quickly through online resources, and conducts the Vancouver Clarinet Choir. Michelle is a Backun Musical Services Artist and plays on Backun clarinets and mouthpieces.
Michelle Anderson, Clarinet
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