Clarinet Lessons Just for You

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Music Makers Calgary is the perfect place for young kids, teenagers, adults and seniors to take Clarinet lessons. High qualified teachers ready to give you the best learning experience possible, respecting your own pace and ability.

All individual lessons are prepared to fit your needs, being that for deep theoretical understanding or just to learn how to play a specific music that you love.

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Current Use

Classical Music

In classical music, clarinets are part of standard orchestral and concert band instrumentation.


The clarinet was originally a central instrument in jazz, beginning with the New Orleans players in the 1910s.

Other genres

Rock bands like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, and Tom Waits have also all used clarinet on occasion.

Popular Brazilian styles of Choro and Samba. Bulgarian wedding music, traditional music of Greece and Turkey and more.

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Benny Goodman

Greatest Players

  • Benny Goodman
  • Artie Shaw
  • Sabine Meyer and Julian Bliss
  • Richard Stoltzman
  • Martin Fröst
  • Larry Combs
  • Karl Leister
  • Ricardo Morales
  • Don Byron
  • Eddie Daniels
  • Paquito D’Rivera
  • Buddy DeFranco
  • Pete Fountai



The vast majority of clarinets used by professional musicians are made from African hardwood, mpingo (African Blackwood) or grenadilla, rarely (because of diminishing supplies) Honduran rosewood and sometimes even cocobolo.


The instrument uses a single reed made from the cane of Arundo donax, a type of grass.



The cylindrical bore is primarily responsible for the clarinet’s distinctive timbre, which varies between its three main registers, known as the chalumeau, clarion, and altissimo.


Clarinets have the largest pitch range of common woodwinds.

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The Clarinet has its roots in the early single-reed instruments or hornpipes used in Ancient Greece, old Egypt, Middle East, and Europe since the Middle Ages, such as the albogue, alboka, and double clarinet.

The modern Clarinet developed from an instrument called the chalumeau from the Baroque era. Similar to a recorder, but with a cylindrical bore and a single-reed mouthpiece.

Clarinet played well in the middle register with a loud, shrill sound, so it was given the name clarinetto meaning “little trumpet”.

Clarinets were accepted into orchestras very soon. Modern models had a mellower tone than the originals. Mozart (d. 1791) liked the sound of the clarinet (he considered its tone the closest in quality to the human voice) and wrote numerous pieces for the

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