Clarinet Guide assists students in goal-setting and problem-solving so they CAN achieve their clarinet dreams.
Whether you are an adult beginner, returning to the clarinet, an advanced student working to solve persistent challenges, or a clarinetist in need of a new direction, Clarinet Guide can assist you!
For me, your development is personal!
I am passionate about teaching and playing the clarinet! I especially love solving challenging problems in my own playing, and thinking of creative ways to help others solve their clarinet challenges. I wrote both of my books, The Chalumeau Register and Teaching Woodwinds to assist beginners, music educators and advanced students improve quickly and effectively as clarinetists. My students describe me as warm-hearted, comfortable, enthusiastic, encouraging, inspiring, approachable and professional.Click on link for more
The Chalumeau Register
This clarinet method book provides exercises for developing fundamentals such as breathing, embouchure, tone, and technical facility. Covers long tones, major/minor scales, major/minor arpeggios, chromatics, and articulation in all keys. All exercises are in the chalumeau register. Thus the book can be used by students at various levels: young players wishing to develop technique, pre-college players preparing for a college music program, adult players returning to clarinet after a long layoff, or "doublers" already proficient in another instrument. Difficulty: beginner to intermediate
Woodwind Method Book
A comprehensive resource perfectly suited for university woodwind technique classes, band directors needing woodwind details, or anyone looking for in-depth information on how to play flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, or saxophone.
I talked to Dr. Andrus about auditioning for Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School Precollege programs…For months we worked on audition repertoire, scales, sight-reading, and audition taking strategies. Her guidance and mentoring served me well, as I was accepted into both programs and subsequently chose to study at Manhattan School of Music for the remainder of my high school career. I have no doubt that a large part of my success in those auditions can and should be contributed to Dr. Andrus. She made all the difference in my playing in a short amount of time, helping me to reach the next level and always pushing me to dig deeper.
My heightened awareness as an ensemble player is wholly due to Dr. Andrus’s teaching. She showed me how important it is to be constantly concerned with tuning, matching, phrasing, dynamics, articulation, blending, and many other aspects of clarinet playing…
On top of all of the wonderful aspects of her teaching, she is a wonderful woman and a pure joy to study with. I am grateful for her continued support of my musical endeavors.
Eastman School of Music, Class of 2020
I started studying with Dr Andrus the summer before my senior year. I remember being so nervous only to find one of the the most bubbly and friendly people I’ve ever met.
Months later I auditioned for colleges that Dr A had recommended…[and] I was awarded a talent scholarship to all of the schools. Without Dr A there’s no way I would be the player I am today and I’m extremely grateful for that.
West Chester University, Class of 2020