what you will learn

After just one term of learning, playing the clarinet opens up lots of opportunities to play music with others, perhaps as part of a woodwind group, concert band or symphony orchestra.  You will have learnt how to make a clear sound on the clarinet over at least 5 notes, a selection of simple tunes and how to read the fundamental elements of musical notation.

Make a good sound

Learning how to hold the clarinet and form the correct lip shape (embouchure) will help you to make a good, consistent sound. You will also start to explore how to control your breathing and tonguing to sound notes clearly.


Play well-known tunes

When you have learnt just a few notes, you will be able to play a selection of tunes in different musical styles.

Learn to read musical notation

As you learn to play different tunes, you will also be introduced to musical notation. As you become more confident reading music, a whole world of musical opportunities will open up!

Making music with others

Making music is a fun and sociable activity and after just a few weeks you will be ready to make music with others. Brass, percussion and woodwind players may also be interested in joining our Adult Concert Band that meets weekly in Brighton.