Graduation Wishes

I love all of my students dearly, but inevitably some students become extra special to you over the years. As a clarinet teacher, I work with the same students every semester of their degree program, allowing me to really get to know each of ┬áthem, to see them at their best and their worst- just … More Graduation Wishes

Bubblegum Tears, Squeaks, Squawks, and Medicinal Dogs

   The holiday season brings with it something besides just joy, Santa, and Walmart brawlers…it also brings hordes of middle school and high school band students to UAB for our Honor Band Festival over the course of two weeks, and I get to audition all of the clarinetists. Today it was five hours of middle … More Bubblegum Tears, Squeaks, Squawks, and Medicinal Dogs