New Educational Video available on YouTube

Having been invited to write an article for the Single Reed Dr section of the forthcoming March edition of the CASS magazine, we recorded a video to help explain the complex subject of just intonation. Whilst it is fairly basic we hope it help you all to work on our relative tuning whilst we can’t actually play together. The article is available here

Single Reed Doctor-Spring 2021-CASSGB mag


You can view this here

Videos relating to air control 

This video is showing the correct way to improve your breathing in

In this video relating to the article above, there is an explanation of making the best use of your air

To link into the article which has just been published in the CASSGB magazine, this video explains how to achieve the harmonics on any wind instrument

Current guidance is suggesting ridiculous distancing for wind players allegedly because of the increased air transmission! Understanding how sound travels is therefore key to this as the air from wind instruments does not travel beyond the instrument watch the videos to find out why and how sound actually travels through the air we breathe

Slow motion video of the motion of sound “waves”

ARCS Presents keeping safe during the Coronavirus outbreak

You can now see the Bass Clarinet Concerto written for Andrew and the Maghull Wind Orchestra by Bill Connor at the Philharmonic Hall Liverpool on the video below

Andrew  performed the Guy Woolfenden Concerto, in the presence of  Guy’s widow Jane Woolfenden, on Saturday 18th November 2017 with the  Liverpool Mozart Orchestra in their memorial concert for Guy Woolfenden at Liverpool’s Princes Road Synagogue. He also performed the Weber Concertino and an appropriate encore for the venue, Bela Kovacs brilliant klezmer work Sholem Alekhem Rov Fiedman!  you can watch the video of the encore below


Are you suffering with shoulder or wrist pain, have a look at the video links below

Many clarinet players suffer problems with their shoulders, wrists and even fingers. The most common cause for these problems can be thumbrest, which is traditionally placed too low on the instrument. This can also surprisingly affect the jaw, as players commonly bite too much to stabilise the clarinet as the original thumbrest offers only a small area to support the weight of the clarinet.

In last of these videos you can see the advantages of using the Kooiman Etude 3 thumbrest, which makes the clarinet far more stable and frees the player’s sound, as less upward pressure from the jaw is required, this can only be a good thing!

Email if you would like further advice on this or any other clarinet related questions you may have