We offer clarinet lessons for for students of all ages, skill levels and interests. Because each student has different goals, our clarinet lessons are customized to the needs of each individual clarinet student; and that includes the style of music that the student wants to play, be it classical, rock, jazz, country or pop.
Studies show that there are many benefits to music and clarinet lessons, especially in the long term. Therefore, our goal is to keep the students interested, engaged and excited about learning music and clarinet through many additional fun and educational experiences. We want to develop great musicians out of all our students, including the students that pursue clarinet lessons as a hobby or a de-stressing activity.
Our music and clarinet lessons are based on the belief that great musicians are extremely good at their instrument, including sight reading, technique, theory and so on; that they have a lot of practical experience, performing on different stages for all kinds of audiences; and finally, that they know how to record and what to do and expect in a recording studio. Our music school is unique in the fact that our lessons are designed to teach all these aspects of musicianship, which a private instructors or other schools do not have the knowledge or facilities to teach.
We also encourage and help our students to perform with other students. This can be accomplished formally through our Rock Band or Bands and Ensembles programs, or informally by finding and performing together with other students at our Student Showcases or other community events.
Clarinet Lessons Highlights
Clarinet Lessons Prices
The prices for private clarinet lessons are:
$35 per 30-min lesson.
$50 per 45-min lesson.
$65 per 60-min lesson.
Below are the monthly costs for a four week month. There is no long term contract; a 30-day notice is all that is required to stop the music lessons.
30 min. Private Music Lessons: $140 per month (4 weeks)
45 min. Private Music Lessons: $200 per month (4 weeks)
60 min. Private Music Lessons: $260 per month (4 weeks)
There is a one time $25 registration fee ($40 per family).
All clarinet lessons include:
- Participation in 6 Student Showcases per year, at no extra cost
- Video/audio recording of student’s performances at each Showcase
- Opportunities to sing at events held at the Music Vault Academy
- Opportunities to sing at nearby community events and festivals
- Recording studio classes
- Production deals (by invitation only)
- Free clinics, shows and events
Clarinet Lessons FAQs
What are the benefits of studying clarinet?
In addition to the many benefits of studying music, the clarinet can play in a range of ensembles from solo classical recitals, klezmer ensembles, and up to an orchestra allowing students many different performance opportunities.
How old should my child be to start clarinet lessons?
Around 10 years old is a general guideline, but it will depend on the hand size and whether adult teeth have come through. Very determined students can start as young as six.
What do you teach during clarinet lessons? What teaching methods?
Lessons are completely catered to each student. Students will draw on a variety of methods depending on what most suits there musical development.
Are there different methods for learning clarinet? What is the difference and which one is better?
There are many different methods for studying clarinet. Most clarinet students do study classical music at some stage to develop their instrumental technique.
Do I need to own a clarinet to take clarinet lessons?
Yes. When you rent or buy a clarinet you will also need a mouthpiece and reeds. Students will on average need a new reed once a month.
What are the different types of clarinets? Which one should I play?
The two main clarinets are the Bb Clarinet and the Bass Clarinet, although the Alto Clarinet, A Clarinet and the Eb Soprano Clarinet are also fairly common. All students should begin on the Bb Clarinet.
What does Boehm System mean and why are some clarinets labeled Boehm System?
The Boehm systems is the standard finger hole arrangement on clarinets. All clarinets around the world will use this system, except for clarinets from Germany and Austria. You can safely assume any clarinet you see for sale or rent uses this system, even if it’s not listed.
Our Clarinet Teachers
All of our music teachers have many years of teaching, playing and performing experience; with most being graduates of, and having master degrees from, some of the best music conservatories and universities in the country: Harvard University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, Boston Conservatory, and University of Southern California. Excellent music instruction and great learning experience are our top priorities and that starts with having the very best music teachers and all the support the school can give them. Our teachers are great with children, adults, beginners or advanced students, and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.