Throughout my professional career, I have developed a well-rounded curriculum for the aspiring clarinetist that is based on a sound and sensitive combination of current best practices and my own experience as a musician.
By focusing on the needs of each student with regard to tone production, embouchure, breathing, posture, tonguing, rhythm, sight reading, and performance anxiety, I have been able to help them dramatically improve their technique.
I teach phrasing and musical expression through my combined knowledge of music theory, and music history. The concept of sound and the development of musical style is taught through frequent concert attendance and listening to recordings. In addition to attending the concerts of their fellow clarinetists, my students are required to attend no less than five concerts per semester.
Like any other aspect of musical development the growing musician must practice performing. My students profit from my instruction as well as interaction with their peers as they are given the opportunity to perform in master classes and studio recitals.
As my course syllabus states, I adhere to an open door policy. My students are welcome to call me, or e-mail me at anytime after 8am and before 11 pm with questions and concerns regarding their musical growth/profession.
Levana is currently accepting new students of all ages and ability in the New York City and Long Island Areas. Please contact her to set up your lesson.