Clarinet Basics Done Right: A 4-Day Intensive In-Person Learning Experience
Dates: July 25th-28th, 2022
MusicMedic is pleased to offer Basics Done Right courses for Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet. These courses are designed to teach basic fundamental repair skills that the participant can build upon long after taking the course. Participants need not have any prior repair experience.
MusicMedic is pleased to offer Basics Done Right virtual learning courses for Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet. These courses are designed to teach basic fundamental repair skills that the participant can build upon long after taking the course. Participants need not have any prior repair experience.
Is a Basics Done Right Course for you? Over the years, we have had participants from all over the world from different backgrounds and with different goals who benefitted from these courses.
-Musicians who want to understand their instrument’s mechanical functions and be able to do some repairs themselves.
-Band Instructors or Music Teachers who want to be able to troubleshoot and implement fixes to their students’ instruments.
-Parents or family members who have an interest in the mechanical workings of musical instruments and want to the help the musician in their lives
-Shop managers who want to cross train their technicians and introduce them into woodwinds or build upon their basic skills.
-Hobbyists who are curious about the band instrument repair trade and wants to dip their toes in the water before committing to repair school or an apprenticeship.
These intensive learning courses are action packed and hands on! You’ll work with an instructor in a small class size to gain a fundamental understanding of the instrument, the tools, and supplies. Participants will need an instrument and a basic set of tools and supplies (see Tool Block below to order or make sure you have the necessary tools in your tool kit already), as well as a device or notepad to take notes.
We constructed this course to introduce the fundamentals of Clarinet repair. In this fast-paced experience, we will cover:
Bench Layout, Intro to Tools, Clarinet Anatomy & Terminology, Disassembly & Re-Assembly, Cleaning, Cork and materials installation and adjustment, Pads, installation and adjustment, Springs, installation and adjustment, Mechanical issues, Advanced topics and all questions answered!
Participants will need the basic set of tools required to participate in the course before the first day of the course. Participants should also have a Bb Clarinet of their choice to work on with the class during the course. All participants are eligible to purchase tools, repair kits, and instrument repair supplies at a reduced cost.
This summer our clarinet professor Miles DeCastro of North Country Winds will go over all of these great resources this course has to offer! Miles is a professional technician as well as the Instrument Repair Technician at The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, where he teaches courses in instrument repair technology, and is responsible for repairing and maintaining over 1200 instruments!
Clinic dates and registration:
Dates: July 25th-28th, 2022
Hours: 9am to 5pm EST with an hour or so break for lunch
All course lectures and materials will be presented in person. Instructional portions of the class can be recorded so students can view them after the course. This course is worth 2.8 CEUs.
Tooling may be limited so please register early! Order your tool block by June 25th, 2022 to receive/reserve it by the first day of class!
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