As we add new articles that may be of interest to woodwind musicians, they will be put in our Article Archive at

General topics covered will be general ideas on music and, in particular, ideas about how your instrument and set-up can affect your playing, sound and intonation (i.e. clarinet barrels, bells, reeds, ligatures, mouthpieces and instruments).

If any of these articles raise questions for you, please feel free contact me.

PLEASE NOTE: Additional articles, including part 2 of the "What to Teach a Beginning Woodwind Student" are now located on

Clarinet Barrels and Clarinet Bells from Vaccaro & Stevens Woodwinds