Clarinet Classes


The Clarinet is part of the woodwind family along with the saxophone, flute, oboe and recorder. The most common first clarinet is the B Flat Clarinet. The others being the Alto and Bass Clarinet. The clarinet is a hugely popular instrument due to its versatility and ease of playing; and is often a fantastic way to introduce yourself to the woodwind family of instruments. They are relatively inexpensive to buy, have low maintenance costs and are easy to handle, making them the ideal instrument for amateur and beginner musicians.

As mentioned under our saxophone course, learning the clarinet is often seen as a starting point to the saxophone and most saxophone players can also play the clarinet, as the two follow the identical approach to learning the instrument. The classes we offer will help you identify which instrument will be best suited for you, and as is the case with most instruments, learning the clarinet requires guidance from a teacher who is suitably qualified and understands the nuances of the instrument thoroughly – which is something we can guarantee at Rainbow Bridge. Come, experience music like you never have, with us… at the Bridge. We aim to provide the best training in playing the clarinet in Bangalore.

Beginner Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to instrument
  • Music theory & Harmony
  • Posture and hand position
  • Correct embouchure
  • Use of air and breath control
  • Timing and rhythm
  • Ear training
  • Popular Standards & Melodies
  • Practise material and backing tracks

Advanced Course Curriculum

  • Music theory
  • Introduction to Jazz and styles – Soloing and Improvisation
  • Standards and melodies.
  • Recording and composition.
  • Scales and modes
  • Musical interpretation and vibrato well executed on own initiative
  • Sight-reading
  • Practise material and backing tracks

Our Instructor

Anand Ramakrishna has over 17 years of experience; has worked with and studied under some of the finest musicians in the world. Holds a B.A in Music from Madras University (2009 – 2011) and a Diploma in Jazz and World Music from Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (2011) along with a Diploma in Jazz Performance from Players School of Music, Clearwater, Florida, USA (2014 – 2016).

He has also performed with Pipers (Bangalore), Repsychled (Bangalore), Horizon (Pune), Orange Jazz Trio (USA), TAMAS (Bangalore), Crazy Diamonds (Bangalore) to name a few. Performance as a house band sideman in various Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions in Clearwater (Florida), St. Petersburg (Florida). Played with several World Class Musicians at the world famous jazz clubs like Smalls, Fat Cat in Manhattan and several other top jazz clubs in NYC, Brooklyn and New Jersey.


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