Clarinet Lessons in Boulder, CO

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Our Approach

At Dana V Music, anyone can learn to play the clarinet 

Here at Dana V Music, we celebrate individuality and creative ownership of musical ability. It is our understanding that no student is quite like another. The teachers at Dana V Music believe that each student can improve with thoughtful and well-rounded instruction.

Your teacher will enthusiastically champion your individual goals in your clarinet lessons. At the same time, we know you’ll need a solid musical foundation if you want to excel in your instrument. This is the heart of our three-pronged approach.

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Our clarinet teacher

Each student’s musical tastes and aptitudes are unique, so we customize our lesson plans accordingly. Students will learn music reading, performance skills, improvisation skills, and theory skills.

Our in-home lessons in and around Boulder are unique in that we offer a high-quality lesson experience that also provides you with the convenience of time saved driving and waiting.

Our Approach to Clarinet Lessons

Clarinet Lessons Should Be Fun!

Woodwind instruments produce rich, expressive, and emotionally impactful music in both solo and group settings. At Dana V Music, we teach the clarinet, which plays a critical role in bringing to life the music we know and love. 
Regardless of your specific instrument, one thing is consistent across all of our woodwind offerings: fun! Simply put, we want all of our students to LOVE their music lessons. Dana V’s experienced staff blends a high standard of music education with a creative, student-focused approach that gives students space to discover and nurture their passion for music – while having fun along the way.

We Emphasize Healthy Technique

We believe strong fundamentals are key to providing a strong foundation for a musician’s growth. At Dana V Music, you’ll learn the key elements of strong brass technique including breath support, voicing, embouchure, articulation, finger technique, and posture. Understanding these necessities will help you maintain control of the tone and quality of your music.
Our lessons offer an enriching, well-rounded music education that pairs fundamentals with a strong foundation in music literacy. From sight reading and ear training to music theory and history, our instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and extensive teaching résumés to foster an optimal student experience at Dana V Music.

We Care About Your Musical Interests

Every student is unique and their instruction should be, too. The talented team at Dana V Music is committed to helping each student pursue their musical interest at a pace that works for them. We’re passionate about all things music and all things success!
Do you dream of becoming the next great jazz soloist? Earning a spot in your high school band? Turning a simple intrigue into a hobby? As our teachers get to know your goals, we tailor our lessons accordingly. Both beginner and advanced students will be challenged and inspired on their musical journey at Dana V Music.

We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget


30 mins



Great for learning the basics and building strong foundations.



45 mins



Great for the budding master.



60 mins



Longer sessions, great for motivated musicians.


“I am always inspired by the talented and vibrant community that Dana and Katie have created a space for at Dana V Music. I am lucky to have been influenced by such passionate, energetic, and accepting teachers, and even luckier that they continue to offer advice, and encouragement to their alumni.”

— Zoe Benson

“Dana V has such a loving and supportive family of instructors and students. I really miss everyone in the studio!”

— Jessica

“My experiences at DVM, and the confidence I gained while learning to sing and use my voice are applicable every day at my job when I’m speaking with and presenting to clients.”

— Whitney Meer

What you can expect

Tell us about your musical goals.

Match with one of our expert instructors.

Play music! Parents get progress reports.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the minimum age to start clarinet lessons at Dana V Music?

We generally recommend that children wait until they’re five years of age to begin clarinet lessons. At this age, children are able to stretch their fingers, breathe properly, and concentrate during lessons and practice. However, we do determine readiness on a case-by-case basis. Also, we offer group classes and activities that encourage and promote musicianship in students of every age.

Do I need any prior experience?

Students of all experience levels may take clarinet lessons at Dana V Music because we’re passionate about music and want to nurture musicians. Whether you’re new to the clarinet, wish to hone your intermediate skills, hope to ace an audition, or want to expand your professional repertoire, our teachers stand ready to help you reach your goals.

What styles of clarinet can I learn?

A member of the woodwind family, the clarinet delivers a distinct sound that’s found in classical, jazz, modern, and dozens of other musical genres. The style of clarinet music you learn to play varies based on your goals, interests, culture, and performance style. Ultimately, you decide which style to learn, and your Dana V Music instructor can teach you additional styles as your goals and interests change.

What materials will I need?

The Dana V Music clarinet teachers create customized lessons that are based on each student’s interests, goals, and needs. For this reason, your teacher will provide you with a specific list of books to purchase. Your teacher may also recommend additional materials and online resources that support your musical growth.

Is clarinet the right instrument for me?

Musicians who play the clarinet do so for personal pleasure or as part of an ensemble, orchestra or band. Whatever your reasons, the clarinet may be the right fit if you want to play a portable instrument and enjoy using your fingers, lips, and breath to create beautiful sounds.

Why Come to Dana V Music for Clarinet Lessons?

We focus on quality at Dana V Music. Our highly experienced and credentialed instructors offer personalized clarinet lessons for musicians of all experience levels, and we match you with a teacher who can help you grow and learn. You can also take workshops and masterclasses at Dana V as you expand your musical abilities, passion, and knowledge. When you’re ready to express yourself through clarinet music, hone your talent at Dana V.

Ready to Begin Clarinet Lessons in Boulder?

A lifelong friendship between you and your clarinet is waiting to begin. There is no greater joy than expressing yourself through music. The best way to develop that expression is with the aid of a passionate and inspiring musical mentor. If you live in or near the Boulder area, our instructors at Dana V Music are ready to come alongside you to facilitate your journey towards musical excellence.
Why not call and book your first clarinet lessons today? If you need more information, we would love to chat with you to address any questions or concerns that you may have.

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