Clarinet Lessons at Wilton Music Studios

Why Should I Take Clarinet Lessons at WMS?

Our clarinet teacher will design the lessons in a way that will meet the needs of each student. Whether you’re just starting out, a student getting ready for Western Regional and All-State auditions, preparing for youth orchestra auditions, preparing audio or video auditions for college, a professional looking for more polish, or a student interested in playing clarinet for their own enjoyment, our clarinet teacher will be able to tend to your needs with a world-class degree of expertise.

Clarinet Fun Fact

Famous people that play, or have played the clarinet include talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, actress Julia Roberts, director Steven Spielberg, writer/director Woody Allen, and former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan.

What Styles of Music Do We Teach in Your Clarinet Lessons?

Your teacher at Wilton Music Studios will craft music lessons to fit the needs of the student. An extremely versatile instrument, the clarinet is used in jazz, pop, classical, and is featured in both bands and orchestras. This instrument will lead you through every style of music your heart desires. All students are schooled in the fundamentals of technique so they are able to explore every genre of music that may interest them with confidence.

Historical Clarinet Tidbits

Clarinet literally means, little trumpet.  One of the most popular symphonic clarinet solos is the one in George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The very beginning of Gershwin’s ‘jazz concerto’ features the clarinet ascending from a low note to a high note followed by a jazzy melody. During a rehearsal for the premiere performance in 1924, the clarinet soloist decided it would be funny to glissando (slide) up to the high note instead of play the written chromatic scale. Gershwin liked it so much that it has been played that way ever since!

Who Are Our Music Teachers?

Everyone on our faculty is a professional performing musician and very at home teaching all ages and levels.  They are tuned in to the needs of each student since everyone learns indifferently. Our teachers have graduated from some of the world’s greatest conservatories including the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, the Aaron Copland School of Music, the Bard College-Conservatory of music and serve on the faculties of many schools and universities, including the Mannes College of Music, Western Connecticut University, Sacred Heart University and the University of Bridgeport.

Monte Morgenstern

Monte is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. He has recorded for the Angel/EMI, Music Masters, Elektra/Nonesuch, and Deutsche Grammophon labels.