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Dimitri Jones
Dimitri Jones
November 10, 2023.
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Today I had an amazing visit and clarinet buying experience at Lisa's Clarinet shop. I’ve learned that Lisa’s work here is invaluable. Why? Because she intentionally takes the time to sit, and work together with you to figure out what’s best for YOU! At her shop, it’s always been about putting the best pieces into place to facilitate a player’s growth. Both in their sound and in their overall musicianship. So, thank you for helping me land on my beautiful Selmer clarinet!✨ And thank you for ALL of the things that you do within our community! 5 Star clarinet buying experience! (And this is my 3rd purchase)
stella s.
stella s.
October 29, 2023.
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I first came across Lisa 's clarinet by word of mouth from a friend. I shopped around my local music shops and the experiences I had were really bad. And then I contacted Lisa's via their chat function on their website. I purchased a Buffet E 12 silver keys for my son in January 2023. Unfortunately, after only 2 months of playing the middle joint cracked. made many attempts to get Buffet to send us a replacement. The replacement finally came but no matter how many times we sent the clarinet to the technician, the clarinet just didn't sound right. So finally fed up and I texted Lisa hoping to trade the E13 in and get an R 13. Without any hassle Lisa said she will give me 100% of my original purchase price and sent me two wonderful R 13 to try. Her customer service and her confidence in her clarinets is second to none. She has made me a customer for life and I will always recommend her shop if anyone ever asks me.
Daniel Kywa
Daniel Kywa
October 22, 2023.
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Cannot recommend Lisa’s Clarinet Shop enough. Lisa is always more than happy to go above and beyond for her customers, and is extremely easy to reach. She always has a fantastic selection of Buffet clarinets. I must say I love the color ring system she uses as it makes picking a clarinet tailored to you much easier. I have purchased 4 different clarinets from her, and each purchase has utilized the color-ring system. I have been extremely pleased with all of my clarinets and every single one of my colleagues who have tried my instruments comment on how wonderfully they play. The SeriO clarinets they offer are also excellent- I have not owned any, but have tried multiple and found them to be excellent. Recently traded in the two R13s I purchased from her a few years ago to get an A Clarinet to complete my set of Festivals and it was an extremely pleasant experience. I highly encourage any students or professionals looking to step up or get a new clarinet to reach out to Lisa- you won’t be disappointed.
Brandon Fung
Brandon Fung
September 28, 2023.
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We were looking to purchase a clarinet for our daughter, and the process at Lisa's Clarinet Shop made it easy! Stacey McColley in central Florida met with us to hear our daughter play and determine what kind of instrument would be right for her tone and sound. Lisa then sent us a few to try in the comfort of our own home on our own schedule. I love that we didn't have the stress of going to a store to try clarinets and have to make a decision on the spot. Our daughter was able to take a few weeks playing them, including going to play for her teacher, so we were not rushed in making a decision. We purchased a wonderful instrument at a great price, and we had an excellent experience with Lisa's Clarinet Shop!
Mindi Mulligan
Mindi Mulligan
September 12, 2023.
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I took the band directors emergency woodwind repair course and learned so much! The entire team was extremely knowledgeable and a joy to work with. I have already saved money for my band program and helped get instruments back into students hands quickly! I cannot recommend Lisa and her team enough!

What our Customers Have to Say About Us!

Mckenzie Eversoll

Everyone I emailed from Lisa’s were all extremely kind and informative. Jerry gave me the best idea of what I may want to look for. They sent me three Buffet Festivals to try and I have found my new professional clarinet that will hopefully last me a long time! They were also extremely kind to my family as my family initially reached out in order to help me find somewhere to get a new instrument. Jerry, Michael, and Heather were in contact with me the entire time and made sure that the process was going well and made sure to listen to anything I had to say about any of the instruments.

Mckenzie Eversoll
Staci Whitman

I can’t thank the professionals that work for Lisa’s Clarinet Shop enough! What an outstanding experience it was to work with them! From the moment I clicked on their link I was greeted with friendly interaction and the MOST helpful advice. Jerry listened attentively to what I was looking for and found the PERFECT instrument for me at a very reasonable price and I couldn’t be happier. His advice on clarinet mouthpieces was so helpful and his choices for my trial resulted in my finding the perfect combination of clarinet and mouthpiece. I highly recommend Lisa’s Clarinet Shop for expert advice and guidance in all of your clarinet needs!

Staci Whitman
Dr. Pamela Shuler
I went looking for a Bb clarinet somewhat skeptical about the colored ring system.  I remember talking to Lisa before I tried instruments at Lisa’s Clarinet Shop and after Lisa heard me play, she had a pretty good idea of what instrument I would walk out with (red-brown and the model).  I think I tried every clarinet she had available and selected three clarinets that I felt could best fit me.  I had asked Lisa not to tell me what color the rings were when I tried each instrument to “test the system.”  Low and behold, when I looked, the three instruments I had selected were all red-brown.  The model that fit me best, an RC Prestige, was not a model I had even considered but tried on the suggestion of Lisa.  Trusting Lisa and the color ring system allowed me to find an instrument I NEVER would have been able to find on my own but IS the perfect instrument for me. I have seen first-hand from my own purchase how well the color ring system works.

Dr. Pamela Shuler
Assistant Professor of Clarinet, Eastern New Mexico University
Diane Barger, Professor of Clarinet, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Whenever I am in the market for finding a clarinet for myself or one of my students, I know I can count on Lisa for the best service and selection. She offers outstanding customer service, a personal expertise in the selection of the finest clarinets available, and an overwhelming commitment to customer satisfaction. Her pledge of excellence is further exemplified by the fact that she exclusively sells Buffet Crampon clarinets – the cornerstone of fine craftsmanship. There is no doubt in my mind that Lisa’s Clarinet Shop is the place where you will find the best instrument to help you achieve your best musical voice!

Diane Barger
Professor of Clarinet, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ralph Wilder, Principal Clarinet, Evanston Symphony Orchestra,  Adjunct Professor of Clarinet, North Park University

I have known Lisa Canning for well over 20 years – and in that time I have seen a brilliant businesswoman, an entrepreneur, a superbly accomplished clarinetist, and a person with a drive and determination rarely seen. Lisa’s Clarinet Shop is, in essence, the ONLY place in the entire Chicago metropolitan area to purchase a clarinet – and to feel confident that the instrument has been hand picked and serviced by Lisa. All my clarinets – Eb, C, Bb, A, and Bass were purchased from Lisa – and I could not be more pleased with the quality and service that accompanied all my horns.

Ralph Wilder
Principal Clarinet, Evanston Symphony Orchestra,  Adjunct Professor of Clarinet, North Park University