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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000597.txt from 1997/09

From: Jonathan Cohler <>
Subj: Re: Correspondence
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 09:29:44 -0400

>Mr. Cohler;
>Thank you for the return post. I will say that I want to spend more time
>and thought finding a teacher than I did when I was entered the University
>of Oregon. The reason I wrote you was again, I found, from listening to
>your recordings, that you do have great insight regarding chamber-music
>performance. I am always impressed with your comments on the Clarinet list.
>I wrote to inquire if you taught either privately or with a college. It is
>my hope continue my study, as a clarinetist while maintaining my career as
>a teacher and performer. I hope to study for two summers before asking for
>a sabbatical for a year. I think I understand that you are located in New
>York state I would be willing to go there in the summers to study. I think
>that although I am older (37) I keep falling in love with the clarinet.
>Even though I work hard teaching school, wind up playing 2 hr. a day, and
>more on the weekends. I am working on three pieces that I hope to the
>Suttermiester, Copland Sonata (violin, transcribed) and J. Tower's Wings.
>My wife and I just moved to the Central Cost of Ca, from Eugene Oregon, and
>I hope to do a recital soon. I will need to find a good pianist.
>If you are at all interested in an older student, or if you have a studio
>in N.Y, I am interested in the possibility of studying with you. If not
>and you have any other suggestions I would love to hear your opinion.
>thanks again

Hi Lou,

Actually, I live in the Boston area. There are three different ways you
could study with me. At the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford;
at the New England Conservatory Extension Division; or privately.

If you are interested in college credit or a degree, then I would suggest
the Hartt School which is an excellent music school located in Hartford,
Connecticut, and they also offer generous financial aid (in contrast to

If you are serious about the clarinet, then I would be happy to teach you.

Let me know what your plans are.

Best regards,
Jonathan Cohler

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