Tall, Dark and Shiny
Hi everyone! I’m Elena, I play the clarinet, I’m 24 years old and I come from the Basque Country, in Spain.When I was 8, I had the opportunity to try many different instruments offered in my town’s school of music before choosing a main instrument. Well, I didn’t have so much criteria of music or sound, but as every child, I knew what I really liked. And as soon as I saw the black/dark clarinet with all its brilliant keys, with a smiling teacher playing it, I was really attracted to it. From then until now, I have grown up as a musician thanks to that attraction which continues alive inside me. My learning process has always been inspiring, I am lucky I had really good teachers. And I have always been wondering how all those teachers have connected with me and taught me all the clarinet and music principles.
How it works!
I like organizing my lessons into three parts: Clarinet basics and techniques: here we learn a bit more about the instrument and how we can better our playing. Playing a piece you choose: Any style is welcome! classical, jazz, klezmer, pop and film music. I can advice you and your material as well. Playing together: That’s my personal favorite. We can play some duets or learn through listening/playing games. It’s the best way to learn and love music and the study of!
Of course, this is just a plan. The lessons will depend on what you want to learn! I consider teaching an individual process, adapted to every person, and I’m here to help you with what motivates you. So you are free to choose. I can teach you clarinet but I can also help you with some music theory, both in English or Spanish. I can lend you one of my clarinets for the trial lesson, so if you have never played the clarinet, you don’t have to worry about the material at the beginning.