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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000063.txt from 2010/11

From: Bob and Deborah Shaw <theshaws10@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Looking for an instructor
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2010 20:31:44 -0400

Wow, I wish you lived closer to me. $120.00 for an hour lesson is a lot
more than my usual $30.00 per hour (which several parents have
complained about that amount being too much, even after I explain to
them that I have a Masters in performance)!

You might contact your local high school or university to get names of
reputable teachers. There are many people out there giving lessons who
have little or no training.

Good luck!

Deborah Shaw

On 11/6/2010 6:46 PM, Rommel John Miller wrote:
> Dear List,
>
>
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> I am 52 years old and I live in Rodgers Forge in Towson, MD and I am very
> close to Towson University.
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>
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> I am wondering if anyone in this area might be interested in giving me
> lessons.
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> Sadly, I am so out of playing that I need to start from the very beginning.
>
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> I have Klose, and the Boosey and Hawkes "The Clarinet, A Comprehensive
> Method, as well as the three volume Woodwind Method. I also have Bettoney
> and Baermann, but only Parts 4 and 5, I need to order Parts 1& 2, and 3.
>
>
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> I am a reasonably serious student and a somewhat fast learner, even at my
> age.
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> I should tell you though I am NOT a big fan of the Rubank Methods though,
> they seem terribly pedantic. Of course I just might be a snob.
>
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> My last instructor was Carl Grubbs and jazz clarinetist and Alto sax
> musician.
>
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> Sadly for the past two years I have been living in an apartment complex that
> does not allow musical instruments of any type, however, people can and
> often did blast their stereos and they were considerably louder than
> anything a clarinet or piano could produce, but mine is not to question,
> only to obey.
>
>
>
> I can pay an instructor as much as $120.00 for an hour's lesson, and I
> prefer an hour primarily due to the fact that it takes more than a half-hour
> session to really learn the method, also an hour allows time to cover theory
> and technique.
>
>
>
> I sing in a church choir that relies heavily on the ability of the singer to
> sight read, therefore, I am fairly confident that I can read music and find
> the proper key on the instrument.
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> I hope someone will consider teaching me, or at least suggesting someone who
> would.
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> Thank you,
>
>
>
> Rommel John Miller
>
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