Clarinet Lessons in Bethesda
Clarinet Lessons at the International School of Music empower students by helping them form a deeper connection to the music they love and want to play. From Benny Goodman to Artie Shaw, general Jazz Band Music, Classical Music, Orchestra Music, Movie/Broadway themes, Pop/Rock music, or even World Music, a student can learn it all at the International School of Music.
Beginning clarinet students will learn the fundamentals of music such as pitch, rhythm, intonation, and terminology. Assembly and care of the clarinet, ligature, reed placement, and maintenance are covered with all beginning students. Beginning students will also learn tone production, proper embouchure, breath control, phrasing and fingerings leading to simple melodies. Technical exercises and in-lesson examples will ensure the student has an understanding of the unique registers of the instrument and an increasing ability to play music of different styles and complexities. Private clarinet instruction is an important supplement to school bands and ensembles. Advanced students study concertos and advanced solo repertoire. Our clarinet teachers seek to enhance the student’s love of music within a comprehensive program that is adaptable to each student’s individual needs. Whether playing solo, in a school orchestra, school band, jazz band, an Audition Orchestra, a Pop Band, or just for fun at home, students will receive a thorough Clarinet education in an environment of excellence and enjoyment.
Why take Clarinet Lessons with us?
With a large faculty and several teachers per instrument, we can find a teacher that fits each student’s learning style, and his/her musical goals. All students have the opportunity to discuss their individual goals and learning styles with faculty and staff so they are assigned to the clarinet instructor best suited for them.
The International School of Music provides a comprehensive and robust music education. Clarinet instruction is offered in all genres from classical, jazz, pop, rock, to folk, blues, and other genres. Our music lessons are offered to students of all ages & levels in all instruments & voice including piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, viola lessons, cello lessons, voice/singing lessons, flute lessons, drum lessons and more. Group classes, ensemble/chamber classes, our flute choir, fiddle band, guitar ensembles, string quartets, and early childhood music classes round out the selection of experiences offered.
We offer month to month lessons, so there are no semester minimums. Our flexible scheduling allows us to schedule family members simultaneously to save families hours of driving. Additionally, we offer over 300+ group classes annually, so students can make up any missed lessons.
The most highly qualified clarinet teaching faculty in the Washington metropolitan area
Our clarinet teachers are dedicated to tailoring music lessons to your interests by learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them. Our clarinet instructors are graduates of prestigious institutions and have extensive experience teaching and performing.
Fantastic clarinet performance opportunities
Students interact with peers by participating in performances, festivals, concerts, and masterclasses with faculty and other visiting artists. Recitals, included in the tuition, allow each student to display their achievements. Our clarinet students have unique performance opportunities, such as our Carnegie Hall, NY Honors Recital, our Passport Concert Series, as well as our Ambassador Community performances.
Charting students’ progress through written evaluations
Optional clarinet evaluations contribute to our students’ long term success and ensure that they progress. Optional Certificate/Diploma Programs are offered by ISM both through its own program and by meeting the standards of ABRSM, ASTA, National Piano Guild, NATS, MTNA and many other national organizations.