Band aids

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Today’s band resource (band aid?) is for the discriminating flutist: a handy overview of trills, complete with fingering chart! And once you’ve got those devilish little trills under control, be sure to check out the “New Score a Day” feature, which can help improve those sight-reading skills. But the trill chart … here you go!


Play this short video message for you from Michelle to hear more about what you can learn with Clarinet Mentors

Michelle Anderson, the founder of Clarinet Mentors has been a professional teacher and performer for 30 years. One of her specialities is to help adults and mature students learn to play clarinet quickly, competently, and in a fun and enjoyable manner. Here are the common problems that people have can easily be improved with a proper system for learning:

  • Don’t let hard fingerings frustrate you to the point where you avoid music with too many sixteenth notes
  • Don’t like your tone quality? A few simple things can drastically improve it
  • Does your tonguing feel awkward, especially when it is really fast or in the high register? You can improve it quickly
  • Have you been told that you don’t have a musical bone in your body, or that you are too old to play an instrument? (Tell that to all of my fabulous star students who started, or returned to the instrument, as Seniors, and now enjoy regular performances with local community bands and chamber ensembles.)

This video by Michelle Anderson, founder of Clarinet Mentors ( gives newcomers to the YouTube channel a description of some of the various common clarinet-playing frustrations that can be improved with the clarinet lessons that are available here. The Clarinet Mentors channel is designed to help you play the clarinet more easily and beautifully.

Jump right in and find the video that interests you!