We hope you enjoy your instrument. Please take the time to read the information below in order to keep the instrument in its best condition.
Caring for your instrument
Please don't attempt to assemble your instrument before being shown how to do so by your tutor. Never force parts of your clarinet together, likewise if two parts of your clarinet stick together, never force them apart. Take the instrument to your tutor and if necessary contact LSMS.
After Each Use
Wipe the keys with a clean cloth, then swab out the inside of the clarinet using a woodwind Pull Through. Be sure to clean all sections of the clarinet, removing moisture from the instrument after each use will help to prolong the life of the pads. Always store the clarinet in its case when not being used to prevent risk of damage and prevent tarnishing of the keys.
Corks should be greased using the provided cork grease, this will keep the instrument from becoming difficult to assemble or from parts sticking together.
Check the mouthpiece for a buildup of dirt and if necessary soak and wash the mouthpiece in water.
If you need advice about tuning, there are a wealth of tutorials available on Youtube which will show you what to do whilst also providing the relevant tuning notes for your instrument.