Want to know the biggest reason people give for not attending a classical music concert? They don't understand the etiquette and are afraid they will make a mistake and embarrass themselves. This is terrifying news to orchestras all over the world who are desperately trying to capture new audience members. After you read this post you will know everything you need to know to confidently attend any classical concert of your choosing.
So you just got that new clarinet, now what do you do with it? A lot of times there's a gap between when we purchase/rent an instrument and when we start lessons, but we're so excited, we want to get started right away. Dena Merkovsky, the owner of Allegro Music, created this video to demonstrate exactly what you should do from the moment you bring your new clarinet home so you can avoid repair bills right from the start.
One common problem I see as a teacher is when a child has chosen an instrument that doesn't suit them. These students typically get frustrated quickly and quit after a few months. When a child chooses the wrong instrument, it can be a negative experience for them and they may have fears about trying a different instrument in the future.
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