I'm very excited to create online resources for anyone interested in the New Orleans clarinet style.
Detailed courses will get deep into the New Orleans sound, techniques for improvising in the New Orleans tradition, and approaches to ensemble playing.
Live Band Workshops
For bands visiting New Orleans, we organize workshops that combine ensemble coaching and one-on-one instruction. Our teaching artists are among the best musicians performing in the tradition today.
As frequently as possible, I will be creating general content to introduce topics of the online courses.
All of my ideas come from personal experiences as a professional musician based in New Orleans and my love of the city's history and culture.
Although the focus is mostly on the clarinet in traditional New Orleans music, there will be general topics for all musicians, regardless of instrument, skill level or even style.
There are so many lessons that New Orleans can teach us!
NOLA Music History
For lovers of New Orleans culture, I will occasionally share stories about historic places and people responsible for the city's musical legacy.
Clarinet Road is proud to collaborate with the New Orleans Jazz Museum on a "public domain" music project.
Together, we are building a free catalog of downloadable songs in the traditional repertoire of New Orleans. And, when possible, the songs will have video demonstrations by some of the greatest practitioners of the tradition today.