Purchasing a Clarinet
Purchasing a clarinet for a beginning student:
The clarinet that I recommend for beginning students is the Buffet B12 student plastic clarinet.
The reeds I recommend for a beginner are: Vandoren #2.
I also recommend an upgraded mouthpiece: Vandoren 5RV LYRE. (this is VERY specific)
The sales and repair person I recommend is Mike Leonard 508-653-2189. His web site is
www.leonardsmusic.com. You can buy or rent the instrument from him.
Please note: It is NOT a good idea to purchase an instrument online!
Purchasing a clarinet for an intermediate or advanced student:
Once a student is beyond a beginner level, I usually recommend upgrading the instrument. I recommend a Buffet R13 clarinet. Selecting an instrument of this quality can be very confusing and I always help my students with this process.
The only 2 instrument sellers I recommend are:
Mike Leonard at www.leonardsmusic.com
Lisa Canning at Lisa's Clarinet Shop
For my students - please have me quide you through this process.
Also - It is NOT a good idea to purchase an instrument online!