Hi, I’m Katelain, and RI Clarinet School is the clarinet studio that I run in Providence, RI.
I started learning clarinet in the 5th grade, and continued through high school. I attended URI and earned a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Music History and Literature in 2004. I then earned a master’s in historical musicology from Tufts University in 2006. I started teaching clarinet to children through the URI Preparatory Program, and then continued through my own private studio. I currently teach out of my home on Federal Hill in Providence, RI. I try to balance the specifics of playing clarinet or saxophone with music theory and history in my lessons, giving my students as much of a well-rounded musical education as I can. I encourage my students to participate in their school music programs, community music groups, and auditioned ensembles such as All-State and Districts festivals. I have taught students as young as 9 years old through adult, and one-on-one instruction allows me to tailor my teaching style to each individual student.
Aside from teaching, I enjoy playing clarinet in the American Band and the Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra, and playing clarinet, saxophone, and flute in orchestra pits for musicals in various locations.