Tony Shen Online Beginner Clarinet Lessons (Age Range: 9-14)

Tony Shen Online Beginner Clarinet Lessons (Age Range: 9-14)

5.0 (4)
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1 years in business

About this pro

I don't only teach technique but I go above and beyond. I teach students to seek answers for themselves. I teach students to use their ears to help guide themselves as I know I won't be there 24/7 to supervise. As my late grandfather has always told me, it is much more valuable to teach someone how to fish than to give them fish every weekend. I am here to teach students how to fish (with a clarinet of course).

In terms of my experience, I have over 7 total years of clarinet experience and have won numerous state and local accolades through competitions and youth orchestras. Here is a video of me playing clarient my junior year of high school and winning first place in the competition:

I received lessons from one of the most prestigious clarinet teachers in my area and I hope to pass on the knowledge and I experience I have gained to my new potential students.

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Rockville, MD 20850
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4 Reviews


  • Angela Xiang

    Tony is a great teacher. He is very patient and encouraging. I learned a lot from him, and I wouldn't be where I am without taking beginner lessons with him.

  • Sean Kim

    Never learned an instrument before this but after these lessons I’ve sympathized with everyone’s obsession with the clarinet. The beauty. The harmony. The melody. The power.

  • Justin Aoyagi

    Tony takes a simple yet effective approach to teaching. Having little to no confidence in my clarinet skill as a beginner, he eased me into understanding the basics of the clarinet. Easily one of the best musical instructor I have come by on this platform.

  • Kartik Krishnan

    He made my pp grow

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I firmly believe that with any musical instrument, the first step for a beginner is training the ear, which can be done without ever even holding a clarinet. Once a student understands what great clarinet playing sounds like, they will start to learn where they can improve and start to correct their own mistakes automatically. After establishing this concept, I then focus on the three areas of practice of any clarinet player, which is tone, technique, and musical comprehension. Every lesson, we will work to improve on each of those three areas to shape the best clarinet player possible. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have over 7 years of clarinet playing experience and numerous state and local accolades from playing in competitions and earning spots in bands and orchestras. 

I studied under a renowned clarinet teacher from my area and I put in thousands of hours into my instrument to build up the skills I have. Now, I hope to pass on my knowledge to a new generation of younger students.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My rate is very minimal. I only work with new beginners and my rate is negotiable from $20-30 an hour.

What types of students have you worked with?

I mostly work with beginners who are looking to improve their clarinet playing skills outside of school.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Learn to train your ears! It is simple yet very crucial. It seperates a good clarinet player from a great one.

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