Articles

Over the years, Andrew has written a number of articles and reviews on clarinet-related subjects.

Should there be a Suzuki Clarinet School?
The Suzuki Method™ for instrumental teaching, developed by Shinichi Suzuki, came to into being just after the Second World War. He devoted his life to the development of the method he called Talent Education.

A great deal of pain without much gain?
If pushed for an honest answer, most musicians will admit to experiencing some discomfort, or even perhaps severe pain, whilst playing their instrument, whether it is the clarinet or double bass! Some have had more then their fair share of issues that may even have threatened their future career or ability to continue playing.

John Fuest remembered
John Fuest remembered

Do we really need music?
By the time you get to read this it is possible that the Ulster Orchestra, who I have just been working with, may have been forced to close down due to a lack of funding.

To suck or blow, that is the question
An article by Andrew Roberts, May 2012

Why does air escape from the sides of my mouth?
An article by Andrew Roberts, May 2012

What's in an age?
An article by Andrew Roberts in CASS magazine, Winter 2011

The Ulster Orchestra Clarinet section
An interview by Andrew Roberts

Interview with Chris King
An interview by Andrew Roberts

From Where I Sit
An article by Andrew Roberts for CASS magazine

How Do I Sound?
An article by Andrew Roberts for CASS magazine

Music and the Brain
An article by Andrew Roberts for CASS magazine July 2008

Winds of Change
An article by Andrew Roberts for CASS magazine

Is eBay the site for the “Holy Grail”?
An article by Andrew Roberts

Slings and Arrows?
An article by Andrew Roberts

Secondhand Instruments
In very good condition this instrument was originally sold by us and has been  well maintained and has the latest Andrew Roberts Clarinet Service mk5 pads . The top joint had cracked some years ago which has been successfully repaired, it also has a Kooiman Etude 3 thumbrest at present but an original adjustable thumbrest can be retro fitted if requested.

What’s in a name?
An article by Andrew Roberts

CD review: Time Pieces
A review by Andrew Roberts

CD review: Meyer & Bliss
A review by Andrew Roberts

Notes from the Chair
November 2007

Notes from the Chair
October 2007

Playing the E flat Clarinet
An article by Andrew Roberts

Interview with Alessandro Carbonare
Published in the Spring 2007 edition of Clarinet & Saxophone magazine

Interview with Louis Sclavis
Published in the Spring 2007 edition of Clarinet & Saxophone magazine

Double Lip technique
An article by Andrew Roberts

How to save money by balancing reeds
An article by Andrew Roberts

How to choose an instrument
Practical advice on this most difficult of subjects

Vandoren Ligatures
Review by Andrew Roberts, originally published in CASS magazine, Spring 2005

The Athletic Musician?
Article by Andrew Roberts, originally published in CASS magazine, Summer 2003

Thumbs up for innovation
Review by Andrew Roberts, originally published in CASS magazine, Spring 2001

Clarinets at the Double
Article by Sandra Roberts published in TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Birth Association) magazine 2004

Bibliography
List of books and music discussed on the 2005 Summer School