Information for Parents & Students
The benefits of student music auditions
September 13, 2019
Got and old band instrument?
August 27, 2019
The Benefits of Private Music Lessons
August 26, 2019
Time to get the clarinet out of the case!
Is your Clarinet ready the start of the school year?
August 17, 2019
Preparing for Auditions and Recitals
November 8, 2018
Practice right after your lesson, but not right before.
September 18, 2018
Lessons, Practicing... and Band
September 11, 2018
Put your clarinet in the case.......
August 31, 2018
Clean Your Mouthpiece!
August 28, 2018
October 3, 2016
from the Elizabeth Leehey Clarinet Studio
Are your reeds in a big jumble like this? Let's get them organized!
The condition of your reeds directly affects the quality of your sound. Chipped, dirty, or old reeds will not serve you well.
Here's a few quick "reed tips" that will help you:
Each time you open a new reed, write the date that you opened it on the bottom of the back (flat part) of the reed. Use ball point pen. This way you will never wonder how old your reed is.
After you finish playing, dry off your reed with your (clean) fingers, and put it in a reed case. Don't leave your reed on the mouthpiece, and certainly don't throw it loose in your case!
Keep all of your reeds in a zip-lock plastic bag, with a humidity control pack (Boveda work well and are inexpensive http://www.bovedainc.com/store/music/reeds/)
These are just a few tips to get you organized and sounding great!
For more information on clarinet playing, or to inquire about private lessons, visit my web site: www.elizabethleehey.com
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