Student-Level Clarinets

Starting a musical journey with a reliable, quality instrument is the key to a successful experience. Meyer Music offers brand-name student-level clarinets as rent-to-own, matching teacher preferences with beginning accessories included.

Step-Up Clarinets

As a player progresses, their instrument should match their growing skills.

A student level clarinet is a great way to start a musical journey and a Step-Up clarinet will take a player even further.

Meyer Music is an authorized dealer of high-end clarinet brands, including Yamaha, Buffet, and Backun.  As Michigan’s only Shokunin Yamaha dealer, their premier level, we also provide access to a wide range of advanced Yamaha options.

What is the difference?

Student Clarinets are made of resin, making them lighter, more durable, and more affordable.

Step-Up Clarinets feature black Grenadilla wood elements to boost projection and create a richer, darker sound.

Student Clarinets have a smaller bore, making them easier for beginners to play.

Step-Up Clarinets feature a larger bore for a fuller sound and may include raised tone holes and enhanced bell and barrel to help shape tone.

Student Clarinets include a basic student-level mouthpiece.

Step-Up Clarinets feature a higher level mouthpiece, providing a better initial “voice”.

Student Clarinets have standard components needed for solid and reliable performance.

Step-Up Clarinets have additional features such as leather pads and needle springs for increased response and speed as well as thicker, stronger silver keywork plating and ergonomic key design to improve technical efficiency.

Selecting your Clarinet

Stepping up to the next level of clarinet is a big decision and at Meyer Music we want to ensure that you make the best and most informed choice for your musical goals.

We carry intermediate clarinets at all Meyer locations– visit us to experience the sound. We also offer personalized consultations with our instrument experts to help guide you through the process.

Clarinet Consultations

Our clarinet consultant, Lauren Cerka, is available for consultation appointments during which she can answer your questions, guide you through test-playing, and advise on the technical elements of the instruments.

Lauren attended Eastern Michigan University and studied Music Education as a clarinet principal. She has multiple years of experience in both clarinet and saxophone performance, and is an active member of multiple community ensembles including the Kalamazoo Concert Band and River Cities Concert Band. Lauren is looking forward to helping your student step up to their next clarinet! 

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