The clarinet is the most popular instrument in the wind family. It has a warm, rich, sound and a wide range. A huge variety of music has been written for the clarinet, from classical, to jazz, to pop, to funk, to folk. In classical music, clarinets form a vital part of the wind section in the orchestra, as well as appearing in smaller wind groups and chamber groups, and as solo instruments. Mozart wrote wonderful clarinet music - his magical Clarinet Concerto in A is below. Clarinets are huge in jazz and pop music too. Very versatile instruments, relatively easy to get started on, and as an introduction to other wind instruments.

We'd recommend starting clarinet from around 6 years upwards. Instruments are reasonably affordable, and smaller size instruments are available for the youngest students, e.g. a Kinder-Klari or Lyons C. Like all reed instruments, the clarinet's reed needs careful maintenance.

We are very happy to advise you on buying and hiring clarinet options in South London – contact us here 

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We find great clarinet teachers for all ages working in the following areas

Southwark  Bankside, Bermondsey, Borough, Southwark, Surrey Quays, Rotherhithe, Camberwell, Peckham, Nunhead, Walworth, Elephant & Castle, Dulwich, East Dulwich, Herne Hill, West Dulwich, Crystal Palace, Honor Oak

Lambeth  Brixton, Clapham, Crystal Palace, Herne Hill, Kennington, Lambeth, Oval, Stockwell, Streatham, Tulse Hill, Vauxhall, Waterloo, West Dulwich, West Norwood

Lewisham Deptford, New Cross, Telegraph Hill, Brockley, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Crystal Palace, Honor Oak, Lewisham, Blackheath, Lee

Greenwich Greenwich, Charlton

Wandsworth Balham, Battersea, Earlsfield, Southfields, Tooting, Wandsworth, Wimbledon