Clarinet Lessons at Sage Music

Clarinet Lessons New York City

Learn the music you want in a way that works for you. At Sage Music, you’ll get custom private clarinet lessons in a community that cares about you and your success.

More than teaching you songs, we’ll give you (or your child) the skills to play any song on clarinet. Our goal is to enable and empower you.

Lessons are with our trained, professional clarinet teachers using our proven Arpeggio® lesson system and personalized to your goals.

Are you ready to reach your musical goals?

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“I have really enjoyed my experience at Sage Music and look forward to continuing learning the clarinet there! Veronica in the office has been great, accessible, and makes it very easy to schedule lessons and create a plan that works for you. Michael has been a really awesome teacher! He is very talented and really takes the time to figure out the best methods to keep you on track and getting to the next level each lesson! All in all, I would highly recommend this studio for a great experience!”

– Neil Yaffe, Google Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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Clarinet Lessons at Sage Music

The details matter

We’re not your ordinary music school

As a smart, conscious learner who is looking for the best, you’ll want to pay close attention to the details that make our program different from other clarinet schools.

And we know you’ll appreciate the Sage Music® difference.

A smarter way to learn clarinet

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Sage Clarinet Teachers

Our clarinet teachers are highly trained in the best methods for learning and teaching music. You or your child will get the best instruction anywhere. So skip the amatuers, and learn with the pros who can properly guide you toward your goals.

Proven Methods

Our Arpeggio® lesson system – backed by learning science – will help you learn clarinet quickly and easily with direction in a structured and step-by-step way. Plus we’ll teach you what to do, how to learn it, and why you’re doing it.

Steady Progress

We know you’ll get the best results because our students see steady progress. So we’d never need to lock you into a contract. Yet students stay with us 3x longer than other schools. Get in touch to see why now.

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Adult Clarinet Lessons

Believe it or not 63.8% of our students are adults

Whether you want to be a professional musician or have had lifelong dreams of playing music, you’ll find yourself in good company at Sage Music.

Our students range from absolute beginners to intermediate players to advanced professionals looking to improve their skills and practice.

No matter what you want to learn, we’ll get you there.

I really appreciate the step by step approach at sage music. I also especially like the way the focus is on your personal goals. I’ve been at sage music for just about three months and already see much progress and feel more focused. Thank you Michael Conklin for teaching me, guiding me, and caring for my success.– Tzemach G., Thumbtack Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Advanced Clarinet Lessons

Our students have included cast members of Saturday Night Live, Broadway performers, and producers coming to work on their keyboard skills. We’ve even helped students prepare for graduate degree auditions.

We go above and beyond other programs by developing more advanced skills, practice habits, and learning techniques. You’ll learn more music, in a shorter amount of time, and with greater skill and security.

Intermediate Clarinet Lessons

As an advancing clarinetist, we’ve got the skills to get your clarinet playing to the next level. We’ve worked with beginners and pros, so we know exactly how to get you from one level to the next.

Clarinet Lessons for Beginners

Don’t want to play kids songs? No worry! We’ll work with you to help you play the music that you want. We personalize our lessons for you.

Sometimes we can jump right in with what you want, but other times it takes a little prep work. But we’ll always get you there.

In fact, most of our clarinet students are adult beginners. So you’ll find a welcoming environment with a team that knows how to work with folks just like you.

Other Clarinet Programs

Most of our students come to us after they have tried lessons somewhere else. They tried video courses or lessons that weren’t personlized for them – YouTube, Suzuki, TakeLessons or a clarinet lessons app. They took lessons with teachers who were not trained professionals.

And they just didn’t see the results they wanted.

They didn’t get better or ended up frustrated. They paid for videos but still had to teach themselves. They took lessons with someone who showed them what to do, but not how to do it.

And that left them unhappy. Feeling like they wasted time and money. So they looked for a better program.

The good news is that you’ve just found the #1 science backed program, guaranteed to get you results. That’s the Arpeggio® lessons system, designed right here at Sage Music®.

Clarinet Lessons for Kids

Develop your child’s skills in a fun and engaging way

Just like you, we want to see your kid have fun, enjoy music, and grow into a capable, successful adult. And we also know you want a program you can trust because you are busy with so many things.

That’s what we’ve designed our Arpeggio® lesson system to do. Systems such as Suzuki, ABRSM, the Royal Conservatory simply provide a sequence of songs to play. But our system is designed to develop your child’s skills, enabling them to play any music they want. That’s real growth, and real learning.

Guaranteed results

In addition, our system provides you with detailed notes every week so you can stay in touch with your child’s development. Plus your child will have the opportunity to perform every week in our student sharing hour, in our open mics, or in our regular recitals. This gives you results that you and your child can see.

Music Match & Sharing Hour

Plus, your child can meet other students at Sage Music and practice or play music in our Music Match and Sharing Hour programs. Peer learning is an effective way for your child to grow, plus stay engaged while learning clarinet from home.

Music Match provides for a more focused one-one-one experience, while the Sharing Hour is about social learning experiences.

Clarinet Lessons for Toddlers

There is a big difference between teaching a 6 year old and a toddler. And a big difference between teaching a 3 year old and a 4 year old.

That’s why we’ve got trained teachers, and teachers who specialize in early childhood music education.

Our clarinet teachers know how to keep you child engaged, focused, and learning. All in part of a program designed for their age and level of development. They will learn and grow at the clarinet, while having fun.

What you’ll get at Sage Music that no other music school offers

  • The Sage® Student – Our flagship course will teach you everything you need to know to learn and master any music. When you graduate, you’ll know more about learning music than teachers at other schools do.
  • The ARPEGGIO® lesson system – Quickly and easily learn the music you want in our proven music lesson system. Classes are structured, step by step, and designed to keep you on track to achieving your goals.
  • Sage® trained teachers – There is no better teacher than the Sage Music teacher. Where other schools hire performers to teach music, we hire professional teachers. Then we put them through our rigorous music teacher training, so you’ll get the most qualified teachers around.
  • Music Match – Looking to meet new people to share your passion for music? Just lest us know and we’ll connect you with other students just like you so you can practice or make music together.
  • Relationships – We want a relationship with you, not a transaction. We promise to treat you like the unique person that you are.
  • Community – We’ve got an incredible community of great people like you, in person and online. Join our online groups, concerts, recitals, open-mics and more.
  • Student Onboarding – Before starting your clarinet lessons, you’ll meet with a senior member of our team to determine your goals, set your preferences, discuss your learning style, and assess your skills and experience. Together we’ll build a plan for your clarinet studies in your student onboarding.

I am studying the violin and my wife is studying the clarinet. Our individual instructions are professional and enjoyable. I am amazed at how fast we have both come along. This is a school I highly recommend.

5 out of 5 stars
–Alan Williams, Google Reviews

How it works

Get in touch with us at (718) 361-2922 to get started.


From your first phone call to your ongoing private clarinet lessons, we’ll get to know you. We believe in building strong relationships so we can customize everything we do to your wants, needs, and goals.

Practice and Learn

Our professional teachers, using our proven, science-backed Arpeggio® lesson system, will help you learn the music you want. Lessons are clear, step-by-step, and structured so you will you steadily progress toward your goals.

Play and Perform

Show off your newly developed clarinet skills by performing in our recitals, weekly open mics, or in our music match program. Perform with others, or simply enjoy your own playing.

How much do clarinet lessons cost?

Since our ARPEGGIO® program has been custom built to work around the needs and goals of the individual student, pricing plans vary. We do cost more than most other schools, but we simply provide a better lesson, experience, and value. You’ll get way more than other schools.

Our pricing includes access to our online community, free enrollment in our flagship music course The Sage Student ($549 on its own), our professionally trained Sage Music teachers, and the science backed ARPEGGIO® lesson system. Plus free enrollment in our recitals, open-mics, events, Music Match program, and more.

Contact us today for our best advice about the programs and pricing that are best for you.

Are clarinet lessons worth it?

See what our students have to say!

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Based on 60 reviews
Neal Y.
Neal Y.
02:38 10 Jan 20
I have really enjoyed my experience at Sage Music and look forward to continuing learning the clarinet there! Veronica in the office has been great, accessible, and makes it very easy to schedule lessons and create a plan that works for you. Michael has been a really awesome teacher! He is very talented and really takes the time to figure out the best methods to keep you on track and getting to the next level each lesson! All in all, I would highly recommend this studio for a great experience!
Alexandre I.
Alexandre I.
03:27 22 Dec 18
I’ve been taking clarinet lessons at Sage Music for almost three years. My playing has drastically improved over this time and as a result I’ve been successful in auditioning for NYC All City High School Concert Band and Summer Arts Institute run by NYC Department of Education. The woodwind teacher, Michael Conklin, has been a great partner in this process. The staff and teachers have always been very welcoming and supportive. Congratulations to Sage on their expansion into a much bigger space.
Alan W.
Alan W.
22:12 11 May 16
I am studying the violin and my wife is studying the clarinet. Our individual instructions are professional and enjoyable. I am amazed at how fast we have both come along. This is a school I highly recommend.

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Types of Clarinet Lessons

While they are similar, the types of clarinet are all slightly different to play and are used for different music.  If you need help choosing the right kind of clarinet for your lessons, let us know. We’ll be happy to help.

Popular Clarinet Lessons

While many clarinet schools promote classical music, we focus on your goals. Popular music is great because it speaks to our time. Not some other time in some other place.

We are happy to work with you on the music that you want to learn.

If you want to play the music of today, you’ll learn a solid clarinet technique just like our classical students. But we’ll apply your clarinet skills to the music that you want to play.

Clarinet Lessons at Sage Music

Classical Clarinet Lessons

Many of our students are interested in learning the music of the past masters of the clarinet like Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven and Mozart. This music requires a high level of focus, precision, and skill. Our faculty, with master’s degrees in clarinet performance, have performed this music all over the world and gained the experience necessary to help you develop the skills you need to making meaningful and masterful performances of this great repertoire. Many of our students learn this music for fun, while others are preparing for Master’s Degree, College, or competitions like NYSSMA. Whatever your goals, we are happy to help you flourish as a classical clarinetist.

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Private Clarinet Lessons

Sage Music offers private clarinet lessons with the finest and most dedicated instructors, committed to your growth as a musician, and as a person.

We look at almost every conceivable area of learning the clarinet and music, so you can learn to play quickly and easily.

For example, students will focus on tone production to play beautifully, the technique involved to play effortlessly, and how to practice so that you make the most of your practice time outside of your lessons.

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Styles of clarinet you can play

Our goal is to give you the skills to play any music that you want. So in addition to the types of clarinet, you can try many different styles.  We won’t hold you to a particular style, so you get to be you! Let us know what styles of clarinet you want to play!

  • Classical
  • Rock
  • Folk
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Country
  • Gospel
  • Hip Hop
  • Compose your own music on clarinet
  • Or invent your own style

Where are clarinet lessons given?

Sage Music New York City
44-02 23rd St. Ste 204
New York City, NY 11101


Sage Music was founded in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, NYC in 2011 when we moved from Forest Hills and changed our name. The Forest Hills school was founded in 2006. Because of our unique teaching style, the Arpeggio® lesson system, and our stellar reviews, we have had students come to us from all over NYC and beyond.

Most of our students reside in Midtown Manhattan, Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside, Hunter’s Point, Greenpoint, Elmhurst and Williamsburg. We also have many students who travel to us from the Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut.

We’ve even had students fly in to see us from as far as Florida, Texas, and Washington State for weekly lessons.

Contact us today to see the difference for yourself.