regan nikol stas clarinet teacherI teach students ranging in age from 8 through adult. Clarinet lessons begin with breathing exercises using proper posture and scales. Students are free to bring music that they would like to learn as well as method books that I would suggest based on the students level. Some areas that I focus on are correct playing position for holding the instrument, embouchure (the way you shape your mouth around the mouthpiece), sound quality, relaxation, breathing, air support, finger placement, theory, ear training and reading music.

Students should feel comfortable in their lessons and feel free to express themselves.  I am flexible to any concerns that you may have and committed to making the lessons an enjoyable experience.