I’m thrilled to offer several educational resources for saxophone and clarinet players of all ages and skill levels to help. I hope you find the articles below useful!
Reed Gadgets – New March 2021!
On Practicing – New March 2021!
Internet Lesson Protocols for Distance Learning – Updated May 2021!
Saxophone and Clarinet Fundamentals – A primer on breathing, embouchure, reeds, articulation and smart practicing – Updated September 2020!
Excelling at a Musical Instrument – An essay on the keys to success in music
Learning Principles – A set of timeless principles to aid in growth
Reed Seasoning and Adjustment – Advice on how to maximize your reed’s potential – Updated June 2018!
An Appraisal of Student Reeds – Rico, Rico Royal and Vandoren Juno reeds in an A/B/C challenge
Ligature Choices for Clarinet and Saxophone – Based on extensive field testing of many brands and styles of ligatures
Latest Ligatures – an appraisal of new options available! – New! November 2019
Developing a Nuanced Vibrato – Tips on how and when to use vibrato
Excellent Single Reed Mouthpieces for Students – A thorough examination of available options – New February 2017!
Why Saxophonists Need a Jazz and a Classical Mouthpiece – A look at the mechanics and considerations of mouthpiece selection – Updated August 2019!
Clarinet Pinky Walkarounds and Left Hand Exercises – includes throat resonance fingerings! – New May 2021!