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© 2019   |   Kristina Setka   |

STUDIO PORTAL

STUDIO PORTAL

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

 

Below is my listing of recommendations that I hope will provide some guidance through what can be an overwhelming process of beginning clarinet. The list is a compilation of products I have used, and/or have had students use with positive experiences throughout the years. The following equipment will set your student up well for their first year of clarinet performance.

 

Bb CLARINET

Used Yamaha Student Model (plastic) clarinets are often a good choice as well as Selmer student model plastic clarinets. For the most part ‘anything goes’ as far as student model instruments as long as it is in playing condition.

 

If a clarinet has been sitting for several years, or has not had routine maintenance, it will need to be overhauled (usually costs around $200) you'll find my recommended repair people listed below.  

 

Clarinets can range in price from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.  Music & Arts and Atlas Music both have rental programs.

 

If you are looking at upgrading a clarinet please speak with me and I will assist you through the process.

 

MOUTHPIECES

Beginner:

Hite Premiere Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece

 

Beginner/Intermediate:

Vandoren B40

Vandoren BD5

Vandoren M15

 

REEDS

There are many reed options, the strength number increases over time with the development of the clarinet student.  

 

Vandoren V12

Vandoren Traditional (Blue Box)

 

 

REED CASE

A basic 4 reed “reed clip” is required – there are more involved and extensive options for reed storage. 

Check out the links below:

Standard Black Reed ClipD’Addario 8 Reed Case with Humidity Control

Vandoren 8 Reed CaseHumidity Packs

 

LIGATURES

Bonade Inverted Ligature

Vandoren Optimum

Ishimori silver, gold, etc.

CLARINET ESSENTIALS

Clarinet Swab (cleans the instrument)

Extras: K&M Clarinet Stand 

Portable Music Stand: Amazon search for a variety of options

RECOMMENDED MUSIC STORES

Atlas Music

1764 Empire Blvd.

Webster, NY 14580

585-671-2020

www.atlasmusic.net

Music & Arts

3343 Monroe Ave. Ste. 8
Pittsford, NY 14618

585-586-2766

Woodwind & Brasswind

www.wwbw.com

Muncy Winds

5014 NC-105

Vilas, NC 28692

828-963-7083

www.muncywinds.com

 

RECOMMEDNED SHEET MUSIC VENDORS

 

Hickey’s Music Center

Ithaca, NY

www.hickeys.com

Luyben Music

4318 Main St.

Kansas City, MO 64111

800-258-9236

www.luybenmusic.com

GIA Publishing

R. Grunow: Jump Right in Clarinet Book 1 with CDR.

Grunow: Jump Right in Solo Book 1A for Clarinet with CD

Amazon

www.amazon.com

Sheetmusic Plus

www.sheetmusicplus.com

J.W. Pepper

www.jwpepper.com

RECOMMENDED CLARINET REPAIR

Thomas Music

1908 Ridge Rd

Rochester, NY 14622

(585) 266-7751

www.thomasmusic.net

Scott Winkler*

Woodwind Specialties

N6662 Meadowbrook Lane

Sheboygan, WI 53083

(920) 467-0829

winkwind@excel.net

 

*Scott Winkler is my personal repairman, he was previously an engineer for Leblanc clarinets – accepts shipped clarinets via UPS and holds an insurance rider with UPS so you do not have to pay to insure the parcel.

Easiest to contact via phone - books a few months out.

Any Additional questions can be directed to: Kristina Setka