The mission of the California Clarinet Clinic is to offer an outstanding summer educational clarinet seminar to talented clarinetists which incorporates mind and body awareness for performance and artistic success. The integration of all these aspects of performance is essential for optimum performance and results on stage.

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 2018 coming soon!

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

TUITION – $990.00

Tuition includes lodging for 4 nights of the clinic and breakfast. If your travel plans require you to arrive on Sunday, lodging will be included for 1 additional night (no meals).   Participants are responsible for their travel costs to and from Aldersgate Retreat Center.

($300.00 Deposit Due on May 1, 2018 – Balance of Tuition Due on May 15, 2018 – No refunds)


Curriculum and Events

The curriculum will include daily private lessons, masterclasses, 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 with all faculty members in addition to chamber music coaching. Participation in masterclasses, clinics and lectures are all part of this wonderful experience!

We will have some outside activities available including a picnic and beach time.

Some of the Unique Offerings at California Clarinet Clinic

  • Yoga for Clarinetists
  • Pilates for Musicians
  • Alexander Technique
  • Body Mapping
  • Mind/Body Awareness for Performance Anxiety through Music Therapy
  • Visualization and Hypnosis for Performance Success
  • Massage for Tension Relief and Better Performance
  • Orchestral Audition Preparation and Success