On 14 May, four of our advanced clarinet pupils had masterclasses with one of the UK’s leading clarinettists. Peter Sparks is co-principal clarinettist of the English National Opera and professor at the Royal College of Music. He gave Adam, Jerry, Hayden and Anson invaluable advice both about the repertoire they each performed and also on how to treat their instruments and reeds better, in order to improve their sound. He even gave a demonstration on how to flatten the reeds against a window. He involved the audience as well and it was impressive see how each student improved throughout their lesson.

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