The Clarinet
Has its Own Special Sound

Clarinet Lessons from a Juilliard graduate


Dean Tsur is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, and arranger, based in New York City. He has won the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Competition, and was semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Dean has earned his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School

The Clarinet

With its roots extending to ancient Greece, the clarinet has a unique set of characters. Its upper register has clarity and flexibility. Its lower register has grit and earthiness. The clarinet has a rich tradition as an orchestral and solo instrument in classical music. However, its unique abilities have made it a central instrument in New Orleans jazz, swing, klezmer, and other types of music.

Lesson Topics

  • Technique: fingering, sound, and embouchure.
  • How to read and write melodies and harmonies
  • Develop a strong sense of rhythm
  • Songs based on your interest
  • Classical solo repertoire
  • Playing duets
  • Improvisation
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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