The Educator's Guide to the Clarinet is the Clarinet's first complete pedagogy in its' 250 year history.
Whether you want to teach the clarinet better or learn the clarinet, the Educator's Guide has the
information you need to save you time and effort and the frustration of trial and error.
The Educator's Guide to the Clarinet has received high praise from some of
the world's finest clarinetists. Here's what only a few of them have to say:
Tom Ridenour's Educator's Guide is a clarinet pedagogy for all ages. It contains a wealth of information and handy tips on all aspects of playing and teaching the clarinet. There are tremendous nuggets of information for performers and teachers at all levels. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves the clarinet and wants to get better.
Prof. Howard Klug, Prof. of Clarinet, Indiana University School of Music
Finally, a comprehensive book that addresses every aspect of clarinet pedagogy, written by a master teacher, technician, acoustician, mouthpiece craftsman, and most importantly, accomplished musician.
Ricardo Morales, Principal Clarinet, Philadelphia Orchestra
I am writing you to congratulate you on your fantastic book, The Educator’s Guide to the Clarinet. It has enriched my teaching greatly, especially the parts about double lip playing. I alternatively use double lip since two years now… I think it has given my playing more resonance. I also think that double lip has a big pedagogic value, keeping students from using too much pressure with the lower lip. I give my students topics from your books, and it is a good feeling to know, that there are people so far away who not only play and teach, but also think about clarinet a lot.
Second Edition Contents Include:
*Introduction, including "Why this book was written" and the essay,
"The Importance of Gaining an Overview of the Clarinet".