The Clarinet
Popular in Jazz and Classical

Clarinet Lessons from a Juilliard Graduate

Dean Tsur is a multi-instrumentalist and bandleader, based in New York City. He has won the Carinthian International Jazz Award and was nominated for the Thelonious Monk Competition. Dean has earned his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School and has performed with leading jazz and classical ensembles such as Roy Hargrove and the New Juilliard Ensemble

The Clarinet

The clarinet is the perfect choice for students interested in performing jazz and classical music (although it’s a great instrument for other styles as well). It is also a great instrument choice for children due to it being lightweight.

Individual Lesson Plan

The student and I create an individual educational plan that matches the student’s interests. We go over the more technical topics while working on songs, in order to make sure the student is engaged and inspired.

Lesson Topics

  • Learning songs according to the student’s interest
  • Learning and improving on music reading
  • Fingering, sound production, and other techniques
  • Improvisation (right from the beginning, why not?)
  • Developing a strong sense of rhythm (so important)
Dean plays clarinet at a New York jazz festival
Dean performs regularly at New York’s leading jazz venues such as Dizzy’s Club, Blue Note, and Smalls

Clarinet lessons from a professional performing musician

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