Designed for private lesson teachers, musicians who want to learn more about the care and maintenance of their instruments, and for those exploring if becoming a master repair technician is a career option.
Level 1 Clarinet Class is held on Saturdays for 90 minutes from 11am-12:30 pm MT. Level 1 is a 3 month course.
2023 COURSE DATES: ( 2 Level 1 classes offered)
April 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 8, 15, 22, 29
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
Sept 2, 9, 16, 23
The Clarinet Level 1 Course is co-taught by master technicians Bruce Marking, formerly with Buffet-Crampon, and Christina Colston from The Tuneful Tech.
All classes will be recorded and be made available to you. Following the purchase of the course, we will send you details to register for it on Zoom. Enrollment is limited and when we run out of Level 1 kits this course will be closed for registration.
From Home Depot or your local hardware store you will need to purchase:
|Razor Blades – single edge blades|
|Denatured Alcohol – 1 can|
|Q-Tips – 1 large package|
|DAP Weldwood Contact Cement- 1 container|
|Small soft paintbrush or toothbrush (bristles don’t matter) – flat bristled brush|
|Emery cloth – 240 grit (for sanding tenon corks)|
|Emery board – pack of 10, or similar (for sanding key corks)|
|Cigarette paper – OCB un-gummed, or any brand with gummed edge cut off|
The rest of the items we will provide in our Clarinet Level 1 Kit which includes:
|10 – 8.5mm Valentino Greenback White pads
4 – 11mm Valentino Greenback White pads
2 -14mm Valentino Greenback White pads
6 -15.5mm Valentino Greenback White pads
10 – 8.5mm Cork pads
|KEY OIL – 1 bottle|
|GLUE- Hot melt glue – 4 pieces|
-2 mm for hinge rods
-3 mm for pivot screws
|SHEET CORK 1/16 for tenon and key corks – 1 sheet|
|STEEL RULE (in millimeters)|
|CLARINET ASSEMBLY BOARD|