BASIC TECHNIQUES APPLIED IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CLARINET TEACHING
A TEACHER’S PERSPECTIVE
Instrumental music learning is supposed to commence from childhood; as early as three years, as obtainable in the Suzuki method of violin learning so that the learner can improve relatively faster. Research has shown that students prefer music that they can watch, dance to and participate in, whereas the music taught in the classroom are mostly theory based in content and therefore is faced mainly with poor response of students while being taught in the classroom. Through participant observation and consultation of relevant literature, this work investigated students‟ participation in music performance at St. Jude Private School, Lagos; and tries to provide basic instruction that contains the concepts and fundamental knowledge of clarinet, skills, values and right attitudes towards instrumental music performance needed to play the clarinet.