Have you ever heard of a paper clarinet? In this video Linsey Pollak is playing on one. In fact, he is the creator of the paper clarinet. If you want to see how it’s made, click here. Who knew you could make beautiful music from a piece of A4 paper, an alto saxophone mouthpiece, ligature and reed, and a roll of sellotape?? Oh, you need some scissors too. But seriously!!
And that’s the whole point of this class Music Adventurer we are launching through Lisa’s Clarinet Shop. It’s for those of you who always wished you had played a musical instrument. Or did you as a child and give your instrument away and wished you hadn’t? Or maybe you want something new to do to relieve stress? For all these reasons we designed a class with you in mind. And the best part is that our class is built all-around homemade objects Aussie instrument-maker Linsey Pollak has figured out how to use to make music on.
What fun you will have, being able to quickly make music on items you find around the house like paper, scissors, and tape.
Our class begins on Oct 23rd, Friday, or Saturday, Oct 24th. It’s a 40 minute class on zoom for 8 weeks. We offer this class to small groups of 4 6 or 8.
It’s designed to be a social activity. A way to get out of the house ‘online’ and do something different with your family and friends who are spread across the country or even across town, right? Quarantine is getting to everyone. You are going to laugh, and also discover how to make this crazy little thing sound like Linsey can on it. Not in a week but in 8. Are you up for the challenge and rewards that come from trying to?
Over a 40-year span, the one thing I can tell you about adults who come back to or start to learn more about music is how much they evolve and change. I have had the great privilege of being able to see many a novice become skilled technically and blossom as a human in so so many ways. Learning to make music helps us feel better and grow in new ways. And frankly, music is fun to experiment with too. That’s what this class is for!
What inspired me to play the clarinet specifically was its amazing sound. To help you achieve Linsey’s beautiful sound on the paper clarinet, and to see how easy it is to do, each class will have a clarinetist or saxophonist coming along with your family and friends as a part of your musical adventure. Each class will be built around a short fun lesson Linsey has planned for you too that you will watch on video in class. And the best part is all of the cool jam recordings he makes, as backgrounds we will give you to jam over outside of class- will be a lot of fun for you too.
If you have any questions about the class ping me on Linkedin. Or go for it and register your group of 4,6 or 8 here. To register you will need your friends’ and family’s email addresses. We will contact them after you do and get them enrolled with you.
Be adventurous. Get social. Do something new.
To your highest purpose and best self,
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