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GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: Quick Fix “In the Field” Tip for Bent Clarinet Side Key


Ingenuity is imperative for playing music, but the same skills apply to keeping your instruments in working condition. GRAMMY Music Educator Award winner, Mickey Smith Jr. shares his “band hall-hack” when faced with a bent clarinet side key. Instead of expensive instrument repair, Mickey thinks outside the box for an innovative resolution: using a baritone mouthpiece and a little dash of patience and care to unbend the side key for a quick, simple, and money-free resolution.

Age Group: Grades K to 12