Creative Ideas For Teaching Privately This Fall
Category: Clarinet Tips
Three Tips for Better Clarinet Auditions – part 1
Try these simples tips to immediately sound better on auditions.
Listening — by Christopher Pell
What are we supposed to do with our brains and our attention? Listen!
Porch/Patio Lessons – A Student’s View
Another student of mine, Catherine, came to her first in-person lesson yesterday since the quarantine began. It was a hotter day so we moved from the porch to the shadier patio in back. Catherine ordinarily has a joyful smile. But this day her smile was even ‘smilier’. Mine was too. It was so good to… Continue reading Porch/Patio Lessons – A Student’s View
Should Teachers Play Along with Students In Lessons?
Over many years of teaching, I’ve carefully considered how much to play clarinet along with students. Looking back at my own teachers, there were no fast rules. My high school teacher Jim Barkow played quite often with me, but at Eastman D. Stanley Hasty played rarely. Joe Allard never brought out his horn, but Mitchell… Continue reading Should Teachers Play Along with Students In Lessons?
My Studio Handbook For Warming Up and Practicing
Click here for Haskell Warm Ups and Practice Handbook! Shortly I will be updating the articulation portion of this handbook so check back. Other free downloads may be found on my website at: Diana Haskell, Clarinet. Happy clarineting!
Listen to – and Learn From -Experienced Musicians
Last year a friend of mine offered a really great idea to help our orchestra. This person is a long-time member of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. When I suggested this person talk with our management, the response was "No, no one wants to hear from someone my age." I was taken aback and saddened… Continue reading Listen to – and Learn From -Experienced Musicians
Character Traits of Great Clarinet Students…and Musings On Ego
One of the greatest teachers of young clarinetists today, and someone I greatly admire, Eva Wasserman-Margolis, recently wrote a profound statement: ‘The quality of music is of utmost importance .... but it is really about the human being behind the music that is most important to me’. I have maintained that in teaching, the heart of… Continue reading Character Traits of Great Clarinet Students…and Musings On Ego