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The Crossing The Break Podcast discusses the nuts and bolts of teaching clarinet at the beginning and intermediate levels. We will cover aspects of playing clarinet including tone, embouchure, hand position, tonguing, technique, range, fingerings, tuning and other clarinet-specific items. These ideas can be applied to beginning clarinet class, beginning band, intermediate or advanced clarinetists, and in an individual or group setting.

The host of this podcast is Tamarie Sayger. A 1999 music education graduate of WTAMU, Mrs. Sayger held band director positions in Plano and Odessa, TX for 5 years. As a private clarinet instructor in Texas for 16 years, she has taught hundreds of students from grade 6-12 in classes, sectionals, and individual lessons. She has presented at district in-services and co-presented at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention. Her website, CrossingTheBreak.com, provides resources for clarinet teachers around the country. Tamarie Sayger is also a core contributor for BandDirectorsTalkShop.com, primarily on the subjects of clarinet and private lessons. Her podcast, Crossing The Break, can be found on iTunes.

Keywords:
Teaching clarinet, clarinet, band director, band, music education, music ed, music, teaching music, music teacher, playing clarinet, clarinet pedagogy, band pedagogy, music pedagogy

Crossing The Break - Embrace The Challenge of Teaching Clarinet Tamarie Sayger

    • Education
    • 4.9, 19 Ratings

The Crossing The Break Podcast discusses the nuts and bolts of teaching clarinet at the beginning and intermediate levels. We will cover aspects of playing clarinet including tone, embouchure, hand position, tonguing, technique, range, fingerings, tuning and other clarinet-specific items. These ideas can be applied to beginning clarinet class, beginning band, intermediate or advanced clarinetists, and in an individual or group setting.

The host of this podcast is Tamarie Sayger. A 1999 music education graduate of WTAMU, Mrs. Sayger held band director positions in Plano and Odessa, TX for 5 years. As a private clarinet instructor in Texas for 16 years, she has taught hundreds of students from grade 6-12 in classes, sectionals, and individual lessons. She has presented at district in-services and co-presented at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention. Her website, CrossingTheBreak.com, provides resources for clarinet teachers around the country. Tamarie Sayger is also a core contributor for BandDirectorsTalkShop.com, primarily on the subjects of clarinet and private lessons. Her podcast, Crossing The Break, can be found on iTunes.

Keywords:
Teaching clarinet, clarinet, band director, band, music education, music ed, music, teaching music, music teacher, playing clarinet, clarinet pedagogy, band pedagogy, music pedagogy

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Vinnie3271 ,

Clarinet Pedagogy and more

The clarinet-specific material is great, but the general band-related stuff is excellent too. Thumbs up!

eheritageb ,

Best podcast for teaching clarinet

Tamarie uses colorful words and imagery to teach clarinet pedagogy in a fun way. Many ideas can be used when teaching other instruments. Great band director resource. Thanks, Tamarie!

podcastlover4088 ,

One of the most helpful and inspiring resources I have found as an aspiring music teacher

As an aspiring music/band teacher currently in college but preparing to be out in the field soon, these podcasts have been one of the most helping and inspiring resources I have stumbled upon. These extremely thorough, thoughtful, and detailed talks containing philosophy in addition to pedagogy have helped both my own clarinet playing and my confidence in teaching clarinet tremendously. I cannot sing their praises enough and I have been recommending them to my fellow music education peers; I wish there were podcasts like this for every instrument! College classes cannot go this in-depth, yet all of the information discussed in these podcasts is critical to know to make sure your beginning clarinetists don't start off hard-to-break bad habits. The podcast about the proper playing position for A and why "rolling to the A" is not enough has particularly been transformative for me as a teacher and player! In my opinion, these podcasts should become a part of our undergraduate curriculum! :-) Every week I look forward to my time listening to and contemplating these talks--which are just like going to a convention but are even better because you can "go" at any time and for as many times as you want! Thank you so much Tamarie for all the hard work and thought you have put into sharing these podcasts; it warms my heart and moves me to learn what you have learned over your years of teaching. Undoubtedly, your talks have made me more passionate about and prepared for my future as a full-time teacher. Is there any way to convince your friends/teachers of other instruments to follow suit? :-)

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