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How Long? How Often?
I have found that weekly lessons accompanied by a minimum of 20-30 minutes of daily practice can produce very noticeable results in a short amount of time. Remember, it's not how long you practice, it's how efficiently you practice!
Laurel's Lesson Formats and Pricing
I enjoy teaching all ages and all levels of ability from the beginner to the professional. I offer two ways to take lessons:
1 - In person in the East Bay Area of San Francisco
2 - On your home computer by webcam using Skype
Webcam lessons work great and using the Skype interface is free - download it at skype.com All you need is a computer with a high speed internet connection, a webcam with microphone, and working computer speakers or headphones.
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How To Set Up A Lesson With Laurel
Email me at Laurel@ClarinetExperience.com
and request a
day and time for your lesson. Include:
If you request a webcam lesson, I will email you back to confirm your lesson day and time. At least 24 hours before the lesson please prepay on this page using a credit card or Paypal. In-person lessons will be paid for at the time of the lesson with cash or check.
Choose Your Lessons
Private Clarinet Lessons The length of the lesson is determined by the student's attention span, how rapidly they want to progress and the financial considerations of the family. 30 minutes $35, 45 minutes $50, 60 minutes $65 Yes, private clarinet lessons are available live online via Skype!
"How to Practice" Lessons Private or group lessons for all instrumentalists to discover fun, efficient ways to shorten the amount of time it takes to learn music. 30 minutes $35, 45 minutes $50, 60 minutes $65 Groups split the hourly fee. Yes, How To Practice lessons are available live online via Skype when all students are Skyping from one location!
Clarinet Group Lessons If two or three students are close in abilities, I am able to teach a one hour lesson to all of them at the same cost as a single lesson thereby allowing several students to split the cost. 60 minutes $65 Yes, clarinet group lessons are available live online via Skype when all students are Skyping from one location!
Ensemble Coachings I coach ensembles of three or more students of any instrumental combination (trios, quartets, quintets, etc.). Each group splits the hourly fee. I have lots of really fun music and am able to address the finer points of rehearsing and performing together in this setting. The fee per group is 60 minutes $65 Yes, ensemble coachings are available live online via Skype when all students are Skyping from one location!
Classroom Masterclasses I give masterclasses on many topics including Phrasing & Musicality, How to Practice, Breathing, Forte Playing, How to Prepare Auditions & Control Nerves, Rhythm & Listening Exercises, Clarinet Tone Production, Clarinet Hand & Body Positioning, Clarinet Tonguing Techniques, How to Adjust Clarinet Reeds. Please call for pricing. Yes, masterclasses are available live online via Skype when all students are Skyping from one location!