Clarinet Lessons for Beginners

Congratulations on choosing the clarinet! To help you get started, we’ve created a video with a series of lessons that will guide you through the basics: assembling the instrument, playing your first notes, and more.

Along with the video, you’ll see a table of contents. In parenthesis are the times that those lessons take place in the video so you can learn at your own pace. Feel free to pause, rewind, and revisit these lessons until you are comfortable performing the things you have learned.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Demonstration (0:00 – 3:31)

Lesson 1 (3:40)
Assembling the Mouthpiece and Making a Sound

Lesson 2 (6:53)
Assembling the Instrument
Hand Positions
Playing Your First Notes

Lesson 3 (11:06)
Reading Your First Notes on the Music Staff

Lesson 4
Cleaning and Sanitizing Your Instrument
(All instruments starting at 13:50. For clarinet, skip to 16:30.)