Creative Ideas For Teaching Privately This Fall
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There is still time to register, audit or become Replay participant for Digital Clarinet Academy! To register please go to: Digital Clarinet Academy - Summer Session All of us on the faculty are looking forward to working with students in Digital Clarinet Academy’s Summer Session 3, July 13-17, 2020! Digital Clarinet Academy (DCA) s focused on… Continue reading Digital Clarinet Academy Session 3 Begins Monday!
What are we supposed to do with our brains and our attention? Listen!
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
Notes from Diana: Some time ago I asked colleagues what is necessary to help music majors become better prepared for our 21st century world. Many great ideas were suggested. One interesting conversation developed around the audition process for incoming college students, and how the current system might discourage students who do not have the privileges… Continue reading An Issue of Access by Julia Heinen
Recently I updated the articulation packet on my website. Preference is given to working on articulation within music, but there are times when isolating the act of tonguing is helpful. http://www.dianahaskellclarinet.com/artist.php?view=dpk Assuming one’s air is supported properly, the embouchure is stable, and the player does not lack in endurance, the biggest issue is not tonguing… Continue reading Articulation: Warm Ups, Stroke Work, Flexibility and Stamina
What follows are clarinet works by women composers that I enjoy. Where possible I have added dates and country of origin. This list is not meant to be exhaustive in any way. But it is, hopefully, a starting point in your exploration of clarinet music written by women. Please! Right now I do not have… Continue reading Short List of Favorite Works for Clarinet by Women Composers
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?
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!