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"A fantastic clarinetists, most of the worlds great Orchestras do not have such a player"W. Kushner Berlin philharmonic
"Simon Cole has every ability and quality a musician could want"Noam Sheriff Conductor, Israel
"Talented and gifted, using the clarinet to express and communicate"
Richard Stoltzman clarinetist/recording artist
"The pattern of progress can be compared to an oncoming tide-wave after wave moves onward seemingly with the same upsurge, but once in a while, one of the waves reaches ahead of the others, and then seems to be followed by the others, until the same motion occurs anew. Progress always moves forward-it is never still. The minute one feels that a certain level has been achieved at that precise moment one stops progressing, unless one tries to reach a higher level still or else regression starts and the level goes down. Perfection does not exist, but the ambition to reach it makes for unending progress and self satisfaction." Bonade
Has played Principal clarinet with numerous orchestras including winning international auditions for Rishon Orchestra Israel, Banff Opera orchestra. Simoncolemusic.com His website
A great way to cover the basics and (eventually) get school credit.
This is the unexpurgated radio interview with Peter Clemente on CFIS 93.1 in Prince George. and Simon talks about the New Horizons band on cbc earlier this month. both take a few seconds to load
Read more: Mozart Magic Flute
This is another new work I composed for the Prince George (Alban Classical) New Horizons band. It has parts of varying difficulty since the players are at varying levels. Music takes time to create a mood so I wanted a work that would have a longer duration ( about 5 min) Some technical parts( to review tech practice, in particular doubling rhythms) some melodic part to feature each section and some guided improvisation. The work is called a New Land I was thinking of ones impression arriving at a new turn in the creek or an island. DOWNLOAD
Read more: Music for Band
Alan Hacker, O.B.E. British Clarinetist and my most influential teacher has died. I played for Alan at Banff one summer as the solo clarinet of the Opera orchestra an ensemble formed from players worldwide. He opened my ears to the music, everything was different after that summer.
An amazing clarinet player and conductor, the detail he considered for every phrase was inspiring. Tone color nuance articulation always at the service of the music not the clarinet.
I rarely saw him, often heard his words and music (Finzi concerto in particular) and always considered the world a better place for having him in it.
Read more: Grade 6 RCM clarinet scales
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Students are claiming thier spaces already more than half have booked a time.
Lessons can be 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length. Usually, lesson length is determined by a student’s age, ability and experience. 30 minute lessons are perfect for beginners. Due to the physical nature of wind instruments, longer lesson times can become tiring. For the first year or two, a 30 minute lesson should suffice unless RCM exams are being taken. 45 minute lessons would be recommended for students of high school age who have been playing for more than 2 years and for those taking RCM exams, Grades 2 – 6. 60 minute lessons are ideal for more advanced students, adult learners and those taking RCM Grade 8 and beyond.
In other words if you want to play in orchestra or do an exam or compete you should be taking an hour lesson.
IMLSP http://imslp.org/wiki/LA Clarinet http://www.clarinetinstitute.com/
plays Yamaha CSG clarinets. A refined and ringing tone, superb tuning and response.
Private performance April 14
PGSO April 21
Wind World Alban classical school show April 23 and 30