clarinet-1485911The clarinet is a beautiful sounding woodwind instrument. It is one of the more difficult woodwind instruments to play, as the fingering is vastly different from the other instruments. However, children learn quickly, and are able to pick up on the more difficult fingering quickly. I would highly recommend learning the recorder for a term if your child hasn’t played a woodwind instrument before.

What does a clarinet sound like? Listen to this!!

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a clarinet, reeds and a music book that will be on your enrolment confirmation. I strongly recommend hiring a saxophone from MusicWorks Epsom. You can hire on a monthly, term, school year or annual basis. Please make sure you let them know that Melanie Wilton Music referred you.
  • It is suggested that you also get a music stand and download a metronome app.

What am I going to get out of the lessons?

  • You will learn how to play a reed instrument with a clear and a melodic tone.
  • As you progress through the levels, you will learn how to read all notes and understand different types of rhythm.

What is the recommended age for learning the clarinet?

  • I teach clarinet to students from 8 – 108.  If your child has not played a wind instrument before, it is recommended that they learn the recorder for a term.


per 30 minutes


per 30 minutes


per 30 minutes
4 students max
entry level only



Melanie Wilton Music
One Tree Hill, Auckland 1061