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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000956.txt from 2004/10

From: Adam Michlin <>
Subj: RE: [kl] confidence in the band program
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 09:15:42 -0500


I am curious what equipment you will be recommending.


At 10:10 PM 10/30/2004 -0700, wrote:
>I don't think you got far afield at all!!!! I think your remarks are
>ABSOLUTELY cogent! That is why I have agreed to take a job as music
>supervisor for a company that is planning up to 100 private schools! In
>the private sector we will be able to teach so MUCH more without the
>politics! We will use the Easy Steps with a great deal of supplemental
>material from Claude Gordon for brasses, portions from Nilo Hovey,
>and concepts I learned from the late Alvin Cromwell on flute (Cromwell
>was a duet partner of Rampal and buddy of Baker). Clarinet concepts will
>be what I learned from Clement Hutchinson---student of Arey. Oboe from
>Steve Adelstein. We will have a HUGE emphasis on good equipment!!! (And of
>course we will teach FAR above those "goals" in all other subjects too! I
>am a great believer in having the kids do advanced work in many areas. Why
>not walk out of school at 18 with a college degree too?)
>There is absolutely NO reason that 8th grade kids can't be playing well on
>the standard high school and professional literature that we did as kids
>in high school in the 60's. Many of my students have on most of the band's
>instruments over the years, and we are planning to DO IT RIGHT!


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