Clarinet Mentors | Clarinet lessons and videos

Where clarinetists play beautiful music more easily through online lessons and videos

Are you ready to make a breakthrough on your clarinet? Are you frustrated by things that just aren’t working the way you would like them to?

Common clarinet frustrations that most of us experience include:
  • High Notes are hard to play, or sound bad, or are not in tune
  • Your tone is not as rich as you would like it to be
  • Your fingers cannot seem to keep up with your music
  • You love to play, but you just don’t know what to do next to improve your playing
There are many great free resources to help you here in the Clarinet Mentors community. If you are ready to go deeper, and really enjoy a systematic approach that is supported by hours of videos, worksheets, and training exercises, the Clarinet Mentors courses will help you go to the next level of your clarinet performance.

All of the Clarinet Mentors courses come with a 100%, 30-Day Full Refund/Guarantee. That’s because Michelle really wants you to enjoy playing your clarinet better and she wants you to have plenty of time to try out these great systems before you decide if these lessons are a good fit for you.

To help you choose which course is best for you, there are free preview videos to each course, and after you’ve watched the videos, there are more detailed descriptions of what is included in each course. You are welcome to try any or all of these preview videos to help decide what you want to focus on. If you sign up for the preview videos, you’ll be asked to register your email address so that the video links can be sent directly to your inbox. You’ll get the first one right away, and a few more within the next week. You can also watch the video below for a brief description of each course from Michelle.

Clarinet Is Easy

A complete 10-week course for beginning clarinet students, and self-taught intermediate players.
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To receive your free sample lessons of the Clarinet Is Easy course, and find more information, go to this link:
Sample Videos

Better Clarinet Tone

Everything that you need to learn to improve the sound that comes out of your clarinet - designed for intermediate to advanced clarinetists.
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To receive your free sample lessons from the Better Clarinet Tone course, and find more information, go to this link:

Faster Clarinet Fingers

Improve your fingering speed, fluidity and how easily you learn new pieces, by improving your clarinet finger technic - designed for intermediate to advanced clarinetists.
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To receive your free sample lessons from the Faster Clarinet Fingers course, and find more information, go to this link:

Do you want to take your clarinet playing to the next level? Listen to this video:

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Would you like to tongue faster on clarinet? How about learning different styles of articulation, or having your high notes feel easier to tongue? Try out the sample course videos from Better Clarinet Articulation.
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Do you want to play clarinet high notes more easily? Do you want better tone up high, and to feel more in control of those highest notes? Try out some free videos from the Mastering Clarinet High Notes course here.

What clarinetists are saying about Michelle’s Courses:

"Michelle’s presentation is always delightful but her real genius comes in the 30 day workouts. When you have completed them, you find that you are playing so much better and you don’t really know why – magic!"
"In my late 50’s, after decades of desire, I finally decided to start learning to play the clarinet. But with my busy and unpredictable schedule, I did not have time to commit to regular lessons. I started practicing on my own and soon experienced issues and needed help. I searched the internet and encountered Michelle Anderson’s clarinet lesson and community website. As I viewed her videos on YouTube it became apparent very quickly that she was a top professional clarinetist who had a tremendous gift for teaching. Having many decades of experience in teaching students, she knows how to explain and demonstrate principles effectively so the student can internalize them. She imparts the fundamentals and creates the foundation for good (lifelong) technique. Through her How To Play Clarinet More Easily course I am continuing to experience an ongoing process of improvement in all dimensions of playing - tone, high notes, articulation, fingering, rhythm…. Her lessons opened my eyes to the vital importance of “fast air” to make good sound. She showed me how to achieve a good embouchure. She answered many of my nagging questions such as why I was “getting squeaks” and why at times it seemed “difficult to blow”. I even found answers to questions concerning reeds and mouthpieces. Finally, and maybe most importantly, I find her lessons highly enjoyable and I look forward to future sessions with her videos."
Laurie Balagurchik MD FACP CAPT, MC, USN (Retired) (30 years US Navy)
"I can heartily recommend Michelle Anderson’s online clarinet courses. I have taken two that she has offered, and I was lucky enough to be included in two master classes. If your busy lifestyle precludes private live lessons, you will appreciate the help that Michelle can offer you on the internet."
Murray S. Feldstein, M.D.
"The 30 day tone challenge has given me a great insight into the role of the stomach muscles in air support and as a result my tone has improved markedly. I really enjoyed the 30 day format with the very manageable time required for each day"
Trish Shanahan
"I have been going through the Tone and the Crossing the Break workouts, I find it much easier to go through passages that I would not even try before. It seems that my clarinet has become much more friendly now."
Phil - Montreal
"Having taught myself to play the clarinet, and played by ear for several years I taught myself to read music; I still needed to have an idea of how the tune went before the dots made sense to me. Eventually I came across a few videos on YouTube from Michelle Anderson of Clarinet Mentors, There was no talking down, and everything she said was positive and offered on a try it and see if it fits basis. When she began her new course I signed up immediately, 30 day money back guarantee, what could I lose. Lose? Within the first few days I was changing the way I blew from breathing into the instrument, to blowing with fast air and bringing in the corners of my mouth to form a proper embouchure. Add to that being taught how to count complicated rhythms more easily and I now can play things that I would never even have attempted before. I have seen online tuition where the price is far higher per year than Michelle asks for a one off payment. These sites talk about pedagogy and how they are experts. Not once have I heard this lady boast about how good she is or what qualifications she has, she just plays, and allows the music to speak for her. I will never regret signing up for this course, I play better, sound better and I owe it all to Clarinet Mentors and the wise guidance of a very talented teacher. I emailed her a question one evening, I had an email reply in my Inbox the next morning. If you really want to learn to play clarinet, you owe it to yourself to sign up for Mrs Anderson’s course, all you can lose are bad playing habits. Honestly, you can’t lose. Good luck and happy blowing "
Mike Crawshaw