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The Crossing The Break Podcast discusses the nuts and bolts of teaching clarinet at the beginning and intermediate levels. We will cover aspects of playing clarinet including tone, embouchure, hand position, tonguing, technique, range, fingerings, tuning and other clarinet-specific items. These ideas can be applied to beginning clarinet class, beginning band, intermediate or advanced clarinetists, and in an individual or group setting. The host of this podcast is Tamarie Sayger. A 1999 music education graduate of WTAMU, Mrs. Sayger held band director positions in Plano and Odessa, TX for 5 years. As a private clarinet instructor in Texas for 16 years, she has taught hundreds of students from grade 6-12 in classes, sectionals, and individual lessons. She has presented at district in-services and co-presented at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention. Her website, CrossingTheBreak.com, provides resources for clarinet teachers around the country. Tamarie Sayger is also a core contributor for BandDirectorsTalkShop.com, primarily on the subjects of clarinet and private lessons. Her podcast, Crossing The Break, can be found on iTunes. Keywords: Teaching clarinet, clarinet, band director, band, music education, music ed, music, teaching music, music teacher, playing clarinet, clarinet pedagogy, band pedagogy, music pedagogy

The Crossing The Break Podcast discusses the nuts and bolts of teaching clarinet at the beginning and intermediate levels. We will cover aspects of playing clarinet including tone, embouchure, hand position, tonguing, technique, range, fingerings, tuning and other clarinet-specific items. These ideas can be applied to beginning clarinet class, beginning band, intermediate or advanced clarinetists, and in an individual or group setting. The host of this podcast is Tamarie Sayger. A 1999 music education graduate of WTAMU, Mrs. Sayger held band director positions in Plano and Odessa, TX for 5 years. As a private clarinet instructor in Texas for 16 years, she has taught hundreds of students from grade 6-12 in classes, sectionals, and individual lessons. She has presented at district in-services and co-presented at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention. Her website, CrossingTheBreak.com, provides resources for clarinet teachers around the country. Tamarie Sayger is also a core contributor for BandDirectorsTalkShop.com, primarily on the subjects of clarinet and private lessons. Her podcast, Crossing The Break, can be found on iTunes. Keywords: Teaching clarinet, clarinet, band director, band, music education, music ed, music, teaching music, music teacher, playing clarinet, clarinet pedagogy, band pedagogy, music pedagogy
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The Crossing The Break Podcast discusses the nuts and bolts of teaching clarinet at the beginning and intermediate levels. We will cover aspects of playing clarinet including tone, embouchure, hand position, tonguing, technique, range, fingerings, tuning and other clarinet-specific items. These ideas can be applied to beginning clarinet class, beginning band, intermediate or advanced clarinetists, and in an individual or group setting. The host of this podcast is Tamarie Sayger. A 1999 music education graduate of WTAMU, Mrs. Sayger held band director positions in Plano and Odessa, TX for 5 years. As a private clarinet instructor in Texas for 16 years, she has taught hundreds of students from grade 6-12 in classes, sectionals, and individual lessons. She has presented at district in-services and co-presented at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention. Her website, CrossingTheBreak.com, provides resources for clarinet teachers around the country. Tamarie Sayger is also a core contributor for BandDirectorsTalkShop.com, primarily on the subjects of clarinet and private lessons. Her podcast, Crossing The Break, can be found on iTunes. Keywords: Teaching clarinet, clarinet, band director, band, music education, music ed, music, teaching music, music teacher, playing clarinet, clarinet pedagogy, band pedagogy, music pedagogy

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English


Episodes

46 Finishing This Year & Preparing for Next Year

4/30/2017
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This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet - beginning band games: Reasonable Expectations Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:12:37

45 Rhythm Tips for Maturing Beginners

4/23/2017
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This is part of the series “Finishing the Year Strong in Beginning Clarinet Class.” This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: Rhythm activities Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:19:20

44 Teaching Band Through Games

4/16/2017
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This is part of the series “Finishing the Year Strong in Beginning Clarinet Class.” This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: Why I start games later in the yearFavorite Clarinet Song in MayBand Jeopardy Connect 4 Drop Out (how to introduce & increase intensity later)Beat the Band Director Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:24:28

43 Differentiation in Beginning Band

4/9/2017
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This is part of the series “Finishing the Year Strong in Beginning Clarinet Class.” This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: O Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:23:20

42 Multi-octave Scales & Chromatic

4/2/2017
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This is part of the series “Finishing the Year Strong in Beginning Clarinet Class.” This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: Full Range ChromaticSaying Fingerings in RhythmPossible Order of 1 Octave ScalesPossible Order of 2 Octave ScalesArpeggios Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:22:54

41 Spring Warm-up for Beginning Clarinets

3/26/2017
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This is part of the series “Finishing Strong in Beginning Clarinet Class.” This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: Exercises students should be playing daily at this point How and why to teach themPDF of the spring beginning band warm-up Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:19:04

40 Band Directors' Workshop at WTAMU

3/19/2017
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This episode discusses Band Directors' Workshop at West Texas A&M University. Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com (link to the article with newsletter updates signup. Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:11:16

39 Clarinet Method Books

1/22/2017
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This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: Clarinet Etude books Updated publishing schedule for next podcast series Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com

Duration:00:17:55

38 Challenging Your Bass Clarinets

1/15/2017
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This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: Suggestions for challenging your bass clarinetists Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:15:27

37 Switching the Right Kids to Bass Clarinet

1/8/2017
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This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: 2 requirements for a switch2 preferred features for a switchOther considerations when choosingrecruiting the right kids Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:11:10

36 Ideas for the New Year

1/1/2017
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This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: Getting organized for 2017 Fun game for JanuaryFinding a mentor Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:12:21

35 Evaluation and 2016 Overview

12/25/2016
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This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: Mid-year Evaluation Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:11:41

34 What Would You Do In My Situation

12/18/2016
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This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: Having 90 minute classes every other dayCenters for assessment purposesWays to get time with individual sections Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:20:58

33 Making Your Class Contagious

12/11/2016
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This episode is part of the series “Teaching Beginning Clarinet – Mastering the Middle of the Year.” This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: How to make Demonstration Day "Contagious"Performance Day and making it "Contagious"Drop Out Contest and making it "Contagious" Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:23:47

32 Crossing the Break

12/4/2016
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This episode is part of the series “Teaching Beginning Clarinet – Mastering the Middle of the Year.” This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: What to say/not to say about crossing the breakHow to introduce A-B for the first time Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:19:58

31 Starting Scales (beginning clarinet)

11/27/2016
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This is part of the series “Teaching Beginning Band - Mastering the Middle of the Year.” This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: TetrachordsSpecific benefit of each scale (first octave) Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: clarinet, music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:15:46

30 Analyzing a New Line

11/20/2016
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This is part of the series “Teaching Beginning Band - Mastering the Middle of the Year.” This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: Analyzing New LinesClarinet "tricky spots"4 Steps to a New Line Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:19:12

29 The Chromatic Scale

11/13/2016
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This is part of the series “Teaching Beginning Band - Mastering the Middle of the Year.” This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: Why I love the chromaticHow to start the chromatic (baby steps) Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:22:10

28 First Written Warm-up

11/6/2016
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This is part of the series “Teaching Beginning Band - Mastering the Middle of the Year.” This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: Using Line 1 - tonguing & pitchWaterfall variations Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:17:28

27 Accountability in Beginning Band

10/30/2016
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This is part of the series “Teaching Beginning Band - Mastering the Middle of the Year.” This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet: Start from week 1Play-offs/Pass-offsHow to build momentum Show notes can be found at CrossingTheBreak.com Keywords: Music education, band director, teaching clarinet, teaching music, music ed

Duration:00:17:55