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    Voice, Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Flute, Theory and beginner band. Call 250-563-4693. You may start at any time. Read More
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Progress

"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 

Cole's Music Band Instruments sales repairs lessons

When you stop trying to get better you cease to be good

atttrib. Oliver Cromwell

After most concerts I review what I did musically and technically. I use the concert recordings when I do this, they are an invaluable tool.
I consider every aspect of my playing and setup. All areas that do not meet my ideal get worked on.

Some might be surprised at this because of my high level of playing but doing this is a crucial part of maintaining those standards.
All the recordings present clarinet playing that compares well with any orchestra, I never miss solos and I get many audience compliments on the beauty of my playing.

If I stop working so hard my level would drop, pushing yourself is necessary to maintain standards let alone getting better.

It's the same as training your body, you require constant stress to maintain change and improve over time.
Imagine a boxer that stopped training how long would they stay good?,  I constantly do new exercises, learn new repertoire etc to stay alert.

Taping yourself practicing can be helpful as well. Play, listen and change what you do not like.

Like being fit physically, being musically fit means you might be able to take a day off here and there and not lose your gains.

Authorized dealers of Nobel Band Instruments

Nobel Clarinet

Nobel_clarinet14041 Bb CLARINET, brushed hard rubber body for a wood-like sound and finish, wear resistant nickel plated keys, waterproof Valentino pads, French blue steel needle springs, genuine cork bumpers and tenons, bell ring, 65mm Moenig bore barrel, light case with back pack straps. The quasi-indestructible nature of Valentino pads render the Nobel completely airtight and fully resonant. A best choice for a sound investment. $495

 
Every clarinet is set up and play tested before sale, most stores do not do this. This clarinet has had some undercutting of higher tone holes and resetting of pad heights done for better pitch and tone.

The material, reverse taper barrel and design give this clarinet a more mature rich sound when compared to standard student clarinets costing hundreds more. I have played one in the orchestra for outdoor concerts. 

Alban Classical


Private performance April 14

PGSO April 21

Wind World Alban classical school show April 23 and 30