Age Group:
9 years +
Lesson Duration:
30 minutes weekly
Minimum Practice:
3 x 10 minute sessions per week
Instrument Required?
Yes

Clarinet

Clarinet can be tricky to make a note in the beginning. It requires the proper embouchure (mouth & lip position) and good deal of breath control using the player's diaphragm. It is best learn from around 9 years of age.

Adults can also happily learn clarinet and thoroughly enjoy it! Once you've gained a few skills adults can join local community band for beginners. These are a great way to share the pain and the gain of learning an instrument as an adult!

Private lessons can be a great adjunct to school band programmes. If your child's interest is waning or you think he may be bored join up for some private lessons. We've seen students regain their enthusiasm for music through a few private lessons and gone to the top of the class at school. There's nothing like good progress and sense of personal achievement to simulate interest.

What you'll learn...

  • the correct posture (the way a player stands and holds their instrument) is important and is something that is developed over time. 
  • the correct embouchure (mouth and lip position)
  • how to play your instrument
  • how to read music and other music theory required for playing clarinet
  • breathing in the correct way to control your sound  

We recommend young beginners (4 - 8 yr olds) start with a Forte music course, where all the basics including pitch training are developed. See Our Philosophy.

Whether you're looking for a course or private lessons, come along to see just how good our teachers are and how much you will enjoy learning to play at Forte. Click here to find your local Forte School.