Do you have aches and pains when you play clarinet (or do you want to avoid injuries?

CLARINET MENTORS NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2017

In this issue:

  • Hello From Michelle Anderson
  • Free Training - Use These Techniques To Avoid Neck Pain While Playing Clarinet
  • Michelle Recommends - BG Pad Dryer
  • Further Clarinet Trainings - Did you know that Michelle offers several detailed courses to help you play clarinet more easily? Many of them have a systematic 30-Day Workout plan for you to have clear improvement in a month

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Hello to all clarinetists in the Clarinet Mentors Community! I enjoy sharing new clarinet pointers and tips with you, and this newsletter has a video that was really helpful to me. I hope you enjoy it the special content below.

I have been busy performing in Turandot with the Vancouver Opera, and a series of chamber music concerts for clarinet, cello and piano. Coming up soon is Peter and The Wolf (I've been practising my "cat"), and a series of Christmas concerts.

I am currently visiting some family members in the US midwest,...

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Keep your hands and fingers in shape much longer

Clarinet: Keep your hands and fingers in shape much longer Sent Wednesday, October 11, 2017 View as plaintext
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For clarinetists who want to perform more easily and beautifully
 
In This Issue                  
October 11, 2017                    
  • A Note From Michelle Anderson - Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
  • Free Training - The Biggest Health Complaint from Clarinetists? - Hand/Finger problems! - Here is a comprehensive look at one set of tools that can help
  • Free Training for Clarinet Teachers (but also great advice for players too) - Michelle's presentation on How To Teach Clarinet More Effectively 
  • Michelle Recommends - BG Brace Comfort Strap
  • Further Clarinet Training - If you just want to scroll to the bottom and find out how...
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Last Call! (Clarinet bonus training disappears in a few hours)

2017 training Sep 04, 2017
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Last Call! (Clarinet bonus training disappears in a few hours) Sent Monday, September 4, 2017 View as plaintext

Hi
Many people have registered for the Mastering Clarinet Music Club and the Clarinet Mastery Live Trainings since they started in January. The progress that they have made is amazing. You can have the same progress. What do they have in common with you?
  • They love playing clarinet, and want to get better
  • They have things that frustrate them and they don't know the best way to fix them (such as high notes don't respond well, a section of music is just too hard for the fingers to play smoothly, rhythms that don't make sense)
  • They improve in anything in life when there is a structure set up to help them improve on a regular basis (How about having a twice-monthly opportunity to check in live, online, with me, to ask me any of your clarinet challenges and get personal feedback from me?)
It is Labour Day here in Canada, where we honour...
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New School Year - New Approach To Your Clarinet? (even if you are no longer in school...)

2017 training Sep 02, 2017
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New School Year - New Approach To Your Clarinet? (even if you are no longer in school...) Sent Saturday, September 2, 2017 View as plaintext

Hi
Learning is always a priority of mine, and I make it a point to study new things every week. School starts  here next week, and it always make me think about the new things that I would like to learn. How about you? I'm still learning new skills on my clarinet, and new ways to teach those skills. I would like you to always be able to share in my newest teachings and learnings on the clarinet, which I believe help all of us to play better, and learn much more quickly.
Would you benefit from:
  • Two live sessions a month where you can ask me any clarinet question you like? Seriously - If you are having trouble with anything, I'll do my best to help you find a solution.
  • Joining an active community of mature amateur adults that love playing clarinet and supporting each other, sharing knowledge...
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Watch this clarinet training that I recorded for you a few days ago

2017 online event Aug 30, 2017
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Watch this clarinet training that I recorded for you a few days ago Sent Wednesday, August 30, 2017 View as plaintext

Hi
You may have seen the note that I sent about a Clarinet Mentors Live Online Training last Saturday. We had about 70 people from all over the world in this very interactive session. I know that many of you could not log in live, but are interested in these lessons. You can watch the entire replay here.
I presented some of my latest ideas on how to learn more effectively as a clarinetist, and provided an outline that you can use to plan your practise sessions in a way that speeds up your progress. You'll see a full list of the questions and topics that we covered under the video.
Some of these topics include:
Mouthpieces, Hand position for better technic, Blowing, How much mouthpiece should I use, and how does that affect tonguing? What are some good intermediate musical resources? What type of metronome should...
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Join me live online next Saturday & Eb Clarinet Tour

2017 eb clarinet thumbrest Aug 20, 2017
Clarinet: Join me live online next Saturday & Eb Clarinet Tour Sent Sunday, August 20, 2017 View as plaintext
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For clarinetists who want to perform more easily and beautifully
 
In This Issue                  
August 20, 2017                    
  • A Note From Michelle Anderson - Hello from Oregon & ClarinetFest Update
  • Free Training - Ask Michelle Your Questions Live - Join me for a live online session where I will be sharing some of my best clarinet playing tips, and answering as many clarinet questions as I can
  • More Free Training - Eb Clarinet - How it works and how to play it more easily
  • Michelle Recommends - Duo clarinet thumbrest cushion
  • Further Clarinet Training - Michelle's step-by-step clarinet courses all designed to help you...
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What Clarinet Gear Should You Upgrade Next?

2017 gear Jul 26, 2017
What Clarinet Gear Should You Upgrade Next? Sent Wednesday, July 26, 2017 View as plaintext
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For clarinetists who want to perform more easily and beautifully
 
In This Issue                  
July 26, 2017                    
  • A Note From Michelle Anderson - Hello from Orlando
  • Free Training - What should I upgrade on my clarinet? - Michelle discusses some clarinet gear, and what order she would buy things if she were upgrading from a beginner package
  • Further Clarinet Training - Michelle's step-by-step clarinet courses all designed to help you learn much faster and play more easily - sample videos for you now
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Are you "stuck" in your clarinet playing? Check out these 5 Clarinet Disrupters!

Are you "stuck" in your clarinet playing? Check out these 5 Clarinet Disrupters! Sent Friday, June 23, 2017 View as plaintext

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For clarinetists who want to perform more easily and beautifully
 
In This Issue                  
June 23, 2017                    
  • A Note From Michelle Anderson - Look for me at ClarinetFest 2017 in one month
  • Free Training - Clarinet Disrupters! - Do you get "stuck" in your clarinet and have things that just don't improve? Try these five Clarinet Disrupters to breakthrough...
  • Michelle Recommends - Amateur Adult Masterclass at ClarinetFest 2017 - I'll be there! Come and learn with me in this interactive session on July 26th in Orlando
  • Further Clarinet Training - Michelle's step-by-step clarinet courses all...
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Clarinet Live Session Replay - Great clarinet discussion for you to enjoy

2017 online event May 04, 2017

Clarinet Live Session Replay - Great clarinet discussion for you to enjoy Sent Thursday, May 4, 2017 View as plaintext

Hello!
 
Last week, I invited everyone in the Clarinet Mentors Community to attend a live online training session with me. We had a great time!
 
I promised to send out a video replay since many people were unable to attend in person.  I presented a mini lesson on how I approach learning a new piece of music, and then we had a great Question and Answer session. Just take a look at the list of questions below!
 
You can watch the whole video, or just the parts that interest you:
This session started with Michelle teaching some technics for learning new music. You can download the sheet music here: http://www.clarinetmentors.com/resources/MozartClarinetDuetAndanteGrazioso.pdf
 
Part 1: How To Learn New Music (using Mozart's Andante Grazioso as our sample piece)

5:30 -  how to play...
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Do you know the best ways to learn your clarinet music?

Do you know the best ways to learn your clarinet music? Sent Saturday, April 22, 2017 View as plaintext

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For clarinetists who want to perform more easily and beautifully
 
In This Issue                  
April 22, 2017                    
  • A Note From Michelle Anderson - Opera festival for me
  • Free Training - Mastering Clarinet Music - Do you know these strategies for learning music faster and playing more expressively?
  • Michelle Recommends - Classical Fingers - This device can really help to improve your finger speed and comfort
  • Further Clarinet Training - Michelle's step-by-step clarinet courses all designed to help you learn much faster and play more easily - sample videos for you now
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