I’m thrilled to announce the launch of more online mini-courses for the winter!!
While we all wait for the chance to play together again, this time apart has created a unique opportunity for me to work with you by offering focused seminars to help you build your musical knowledge and develop your musicianship and technique.
Over the summer and fall, I saw how applied music techniques helped players at all levels become adept at applying their new knowledge to playing and appreciating music. With this in mind, I’ve continued to develop a roster of courses, mini-courses, and seminars to create opportunities for us to grow as musicians in this unusual time.
I will be offering EIGHT practical, info-packed mini-courses covering all kinds of exciting topics. As you will see below, you can enrol in the entire mini-course series for a special rate, or you can mix and match to select just the areas that are of particular interest.
Where: On Zoom!
From the comfort of your favourite chair at home.
When: LIVE - Tuesday evenings,
January 12th to March 30th 5-6 pm, EST.
How to register:
• Send me an email with your course selections
• Send an e-transfer to my email address
History, Repertoire, Players
A Brief History of the Clarinet - 1 week - Jan. 12 ($40)
Fasten your seatbelt. This is going to be a quick and fascinating ride!
Mozart, Brahms and more! 10 signature works for the classical clarinet - 1 week - Jan. 19 ($40)
Ten signature works every clarinetist should know. Let’s talk about them!
Clarinet Greats of the 20th and 21st Century - 2 weeks - Jan. 26, Feb. 2 ($75)
What makes a great clarinetist? We’ll cover both classical and jazz players, and all the different roles they play.
Reeds, Practice, Technique
Clarinet Maintenance - 1 week - Feb. 9 ($40)
How to have a happy horn!
All that Hot Air! - 1 week - Feb. 16 ($40)
Breathing. Kind of important for a wind instrument. Let’s discuss!
Reed Reveal - 2 weeks - Feb. 23, Mar. 2 ($75)
Everything you ever wanted to know, and things you didn’t! A hands-on, real-time workshop. You play, I help you fix!
Flying Fingers! - 2 weeks - Mar. 9, 16 ($75)
Foundations of technical development, including insight into the dreaded alternate fingerings!
Doubling - 2 weeks - Mar. 23, 30 ($75)
How to juggle alternate single-reed horns, whatever they may be!
Benefits of Synchronous (‘real-time’) Learning
Small class sizes
Time for questions (in real time!)
Quality instruction from an experienced musician and teacher
Easy-to-follow layout and curriculum structure
All eight practical courses for $350
Savings of $110!!
(purchased à la carte would be $460)
Here's what some course participants are saying:
“The theory course was like a writing course that revealed ways of understanding the grammar of musical composition. While the class started with basics that I knew, it quickly challenged me to understand underlying musical structures more clearly. With a clearer understanding of, for example, majors and relative minors, different modes, and complex time signatures, I have been able to recognize phrase structure and modulations that enable me to play more musically.” - Christina
“I would recommend Michele to players at all levels wanting to up their game and become not only better technically but more well-rounded in their musical knowledge. As someone coming back to playing clarinet after many years, I would like to add that Michele's approach to teaching suits my needs as an older learner as well as it would suit a much younger student: she is cheerful and non-judgemental and this makes her classes not only instructive but just a whole lot of fun.” - Brian T.
“Michele is the teacher I wish I had in grade seven as I started out on clarinet. Now, decades later, I am retired, once again learning clarinet and this time benefitting wondrously from Michele’s kind, supportive, knowledgeable, persistent, productive and joyful teaching. And yes, I have never played more often, more easily or with more enjoyment.” - Nancy W.
If you're seeing this after the courses have begun, contact me and I can let you know what the bundle price is for the remaining courses.
The following services are available, on demand:
Please contact me and we will set you up! (Fees determined per situation.)
Chamber Group Coaching - for your own multi-track ‘Covid recording’, or with a pre-formed small group of your design (following Social Distancing rules, of course!).
One-on-one Lessons - packages of intensives to focus on a certain issue, or just general guidance - (4 week bundles), plus a FREE 30-minute introductory lesson!
I guarantee you will not be disappointed with these courses, and in fact, I am offering a full money-back guarantee if you are.
I am very much looking forward to working with you!