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Wenzel Fuchs – Carnegie Hall Masterclass

Here are three excerpts of Wenzel Fuchs (principle clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic) giving advice in masterclasses at Carnegie Hall. There’s some great stuff here specifically for […]

5 Short Videos from Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Philharmonic

Here are five short videos from a panel discussion at Carnegie Hall with wind players from the Berlin Philharmonic. They talk about how to prepare and […]

“Rhapsody for Clarinet and Wheelchair Basketball Team”

This is an amazingly well done combination of clarinet playing, video, and composition. Well worth watching the whole 10 minutes! Clarinet by Mandy Burvill Music/Sound by […]

SABRe (Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet Research)

I need to geek out for a minute here. This is just about one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. Sebastien Schiesser, […]

I don't want to teach clarinet

I don’t want to teach clarinet

Over the last year, I’ve had a lot of experiences that have challenged  me to think carefully about what I’m doing as a musician. The specifics […]

3 simple techniques for scale mastery

3 simple techniques for scale mastery

Many students struggle with how to learn their scales and arpeggios. I certainly did! Today I’d like to share three simple ways to learn them more […]

Updated: Faculty Solo Recital 5/14 8pm – “Processed”

“Processed” A Hartt School Community Division Faculty Recital. 5/12/14 8pm I’ll be performing a new solo recital set featuring Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, and Electronics. This program is all […]

Don’t Play for Pasta

About a week ago, I posted this article by Bret Pimentel to my Flipboard magazine. The gist of the article is that musicians should not do […]

Bach – Prelude from the D minor Cello Suite

This is a recording I did today as part of an upcoming recital. It was done in one take. It’s not perfect yet, but it’s off […]

11 Tips for Trying New Clarinets

11 Tips for Trying New Clarinets

Last time I wrote a little bit about what to do if you need a new instrument but can’t get to a store or major trade […]