Seeking a clarinet tutor for 10 year old beginner

Seeking a beginning clarinet tutor for my 10 year old son for a thirty minute, weekly lesson. High school or college student musician okay.  He just needs someone to review the basics with him.  We can host at our northwest Berkeley home or travel to nearby location. 

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My son started lessons with Morgan Nilsen at about that age (he’s 13 now), and I could not recommend her more highly.  She’s patient, positive, fun, and incredibly talented.  She’s helped my son develop a love of playing, confidence, and, of course, skill! (he was 3rd chair at his first ever Cazadero Music Camp this summer).  Morgan is sometimes able to come to us, but also had a lovely teaching studio at her home off Redwood Road/35th Avenue in Oakland.  You can reach Morgan by phone at 415-603-9596 or e-mail at RedwoodHeightsMusicStudio [at]

As an added bonus, Morgan is a working musician, and the bands she plays with (including Inspector Gadje, La Misa Negra, and Balkan Bump), illustrate some of the breadth and depth clarinet (and saxophone) can be used for, which I think also inspires my son to keep playing and learning.  She’s someone he really looks up to, and thinks is “cool”.  I agree!

Good luck in your search!