Clarinet

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.

Periodic Maintenance
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.

Tuning

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.

Please click here to visit Youtube

Partners

  • Arts
    Leicestershire Music
    Music And Culture
    LCC
    LCC 2
  • Viva
    Philharmonia
    Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
    Bullfrog
    Awards for Young Musicians
    Orchestras Live
    Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
    Transformance Music
    Spark Childrens Festival
    Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • The Mighty Creatives
    MEHEM
    Leicester Cathedral
    Leicester International Music Festival

Partners

  • Arts
  • Leicestershire Music
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain