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A Method for    
Successful Beginning
Class Instruction

by Marilyn Mattei

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   This book is the result of many years of successful clarinet teaching and
   is appropriate for both class instruction and private lessons.  The scope
   and sequence of instruction help prevent many of the common problem
   areas specific to beginning clarinetists.

   Marilyn Mattei has packed a wealth of knowledge into these pages geared
   to the beginning clarinetist.  Distilled from 35+ years of successful teaching
   in private lesson and class settings, her approach will ensure the maximum
   success for your clarinet class.

     Ordering information

    Student Book $11   Teacher Edition  $22 
    (Email for dealer discounts)


TMEA Clinics

Top 10 Things that Beginning Clarinet Players Do Wrong and How to Prevent Them

Clarinet Concerns and Solutions: Beyond the First Year


A separate TEACHER EDITION is  designed for the non-clarinet player or the first year teacher and focuses on common problems to expect, along with solutions and teaching tips.   

        Features include:

         Sequential development of skills and note reading specifically
    designed for clarinet class

         Special attention to the development of hand position

         Use of the right hand sooner rather than later

        Playing and reading notes above the break before going OVER the break

         The use of enharmonic tones and alternate fingerings 

         Scales and arpeggios appropriate for first year students

         Four pages of rhythm practice