Age to Begin Clarinet Lesson (Ages Nine and Up).
Because a clarinet is larger and requires lung capacity, it is best to wait until your child is 9 years old. Your child needs to be able to hold and manipulate the instrument and have adequate breath support. The most important factor to keep in mind is whether or not the student’s hands are large enough to facilitate playing. As a wind instrument, it is also important that the student has the developed lung capacity to play.
Younger students are encouraged to look into more durable clarinet models made from sturdier materials, such as plastic, which can be used outside during marching band. Common brands of student model clarinets are Yamaha and Selmer.
The lessons we provide are tailored to the needs of each student, his/her musical interests and objectives in music. We design practice routines for each student individually, exercising different areas of music (instrument technique, sound and intonation, rhythm, harmony, melody and form, improvisation, sight-reading, ear training, etc.). Our instructors have many years of experience teaching children and adults, and they are passionate about passing on their skills to others.