The mission of the California Clarinet Clinic is to offer an outstanding summer educational clarinet seminar to talented clarinetists age 18 and older which incorporates mind and body awareness for performance and artistic success.  The low student/teacher ratio will offer a unique opportunity for students to live and work closely with the internationally acclaimed artist faculty in a unique and intimate setting. In addition, the many sessions including Yoga, Pilates, Alexander Technique, Music Therapy, Visualization and Hypnosis will be extremely beneficial to all aspects of performance.

DATES FOR 2015 ARE:   JUNE 21-27, 2015.

The Clinic will take place June 21-27, 2015 at Aldersgate Retreat Center in beautiful Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. The retreat center is located walking distance to the Pacific ocean.

TUITION – $1295.00

Tuition includes lodging for the nights of June 21-26, 3 meals per day beginning with dinner on Sunday,  June 21.  Participants are responsible for their travel costs to and from Aldersgate Retreat Center.

($250.00 Deposit Due on April 15, 2015 – Balance of Tuition Due on May 15, 2015 – No refunds)


Curriculum and Events

The curriculum will include daily private lessons, master classes, clinics and lectures on a wide variety of topics including performance and audition success, mouthpiece trial and selection and orchestral excerpt preparation. In addition, the unique Yoga for Clarinetists and Pilates for Musicians will be offered allowing the participants to experience better performance with less tension and stress with this important mind/body connection.

Students will receive private instruction, chamber music coaching, opportunities to participate in masterclasses and attend informative clinics and lectures.

We will have some outside activities available including a picnic and beach time, attending a concert at the Hollywood Bowl concert and a trip to Universal Studios.

Some of the Unique Offerings at California Clarinet Clinic

  • Yoga for Clarinetists
  • Pilates for Musicians
  • Mind/Body Awareness for Performance Anxiety through Music Therapy
  • Visualization and Hypnosis for Performance Success
  • Massage for Tension Relief and Better Performance
  • Mouthpiece Workshop
  • Instrument Repair Session
  • Orchestral Audition Preparation and Succes