The Doctor Note Academy of Music believes that private instruction is the best way for anyone to learn how to play an instrument. The one-on-one instruction means that students are given instruction that best suits how they as an individual learn. Also with private lessons a teacher can focus 100% of their attention on that one student to ensure that things such as hand positioning, posture or understanding of a particular concept are correct. If a student has a particular difficulty in one area, the teacher can work on it without hampering the progress of a class of students and alternatively if a student is excelling in one area, the teacher can move on.
When signing-up for private clarinet lessons you select a day and 30, 45 or 60 minute time slot which you will attend on a regular weekly basis.
Learning to play the clarinet well requires an investment of time. It is fun and intrinsically rewarding, but requires practice and patience.
While studying the clarinet, we will try to achieve a balance between hard work and fun. But remember, as things become easier (from practicing), it becomes more fun; as your technical abilities increase (from practicing), the selection of music you can play becomes more interesting.
In the clarinet lesson you will be presented with information, ideas, examples, and encouragement. However, knowing what to do, and being able to do it are two different things; this is what practice is all about. Check out our links on How Much Should I Practice? and Tips on Practicing.
Also be sure to review our Studio Policy.