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 Are you a beginner clarinetist and are looking to learn explore the jazz style? 


Are you a classical clarinetist, with some technical ability, who would love to venture more off the page,

and learn some improvising skills?

Are you a jazz clarinetist looking to expand your toolbox of tricks, and deepen your knowledge of

jazz styles, and the jazz language?

Well, then welcome to Jazz Clarinet!

Jazz Clarinet is a comprehensive online resource for the beginner to advanced player. It is loaded with a ton of video and PDF resources that are accessible to anyone as a free member.  This is a place for clarinetists to connect with other clarinetists from around the world, with our exclusive member-to-member forum. 


Jazz Clarinet was created due to the little reliable information on jazz clarinet that has been available online. We listened to you, and decided to develop an easy to use, and members-based interactive online source of information, for jazz clarinetists all around the world, and all things clarinet! Not sold yet? Sign-up for free today and check it out for yourself. 


Looking for more? For as low as $14.95 for our paid Monthly Subscription, you have access to exclusive in-depth video lessons, PDFs, backing tracks and more. This area is updated monthly with new resources, and are only accessible to our Monthly Subscription holders. It is like having multiple, world-class private lessons, for the fraction of the cost. Our monthly memberships provide you with exclusive, professional resources created by world-renowned professional clarinetist, Adrian Cunningham.

meet your instructor


I bought the year subscription to Jazz Clarinet and am so glad I did. The videos are clear and well organized, both within each short video and within the series e.g. Clarinet Fundamentals (the basics) or Jazz Fundamentals. You get so much for the cost of the subscription!
Access to all of the videos, downloadable MP3s of backing tracks, downloadable PDF transcriptions of solos and songs, access to the member forum with other folks like and unlike yourself in conversation about how to best put to use what Adrian is offering. It's a lot.
But, for me, the best part is Adrian's responsiveness to questions. I've had many. And, he has patiently and promptly responded to each one, offering not only a direct response to the questions, but also kindness, encouragement and additional tips regarding the things I was asking about that have proven quite helpful.
I'm only at the very beginning, really, just finishing up the clarinet fundamentals series. I bought a clarinet decades ago and having let it gather dust for years in between playing, I've never made it past a certain point in my facility with it. I'm now inspired to simultaneously teach myself how to read music more easily (I hate it and am terrible at it), lea
rn and memorize all the notes on the clarinet (Adrian also provides downloadable clear fingering charts for every note on the instrument), and try to gain some facility and make progress in the fundamentals like scales and tone. While the focus of the lessons are not on the basics of playing, a lot of what is provided is super helpful in my endeavors and would be to anyone, I think, at the beginning or intermediate level in learning the clarinet. And, again, I can't sing the praises highly enough of how helpful it is to have him answer my specific questions along the way!

Ruby, 12 month lesson access subscriber

"I have been playing for almost three years and take weekly lessons from a very good teacher who is first a sax player, but knows clarinet. I find your online lessons in jazz, blues, and now funk, really useful.

In fact, these are probably the best musical instrument lessons that I have encountered online, and at a very reasonable price. So, thanks for the care that you've taken in presenting these to us would-be clarinetists. The lessons constitute a lifetime of work, so I'd better get practicing!"

John, 6 month lesson access subscriber



Adrian Cunningham is a New York based, full-time professional clarinet player.  Originally from Australia, he graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, with an Honors degree in Clarinet Jazz Performance on clarinet (only one in the school's history to do so!). Adrian has been living and working in NYC since 2008, and has studied and worked with some of the best musicians in the world. Mr. Cunningham is a  successful recording artist and bandleader, having recorded in many styles of jazz clarinet. Adrian has over 20 years experience teaching students ranging from primary school to university level.

When Adrian isn't gracing the stages at notable venues such as Carnegie Hall, Dizzy's @The LIncoln Center, Mezzrow, or other notable venue's around NYC and the USA, he can be seen touring internationally at various festivals as a soloist, or with his band "Professor Cunningham and his Old School".

Adrian has studied with some of the greatest living clarinetists. His first teacher was Terry Stirzaker, who at the time was the principal clarinetist with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Terry started Adrian on the right path with some valuable lessons that he still draws from today. Since then, he also has studied with the clarinet masters Eddie Daniels, Ken Peplowski, and some of NY’s finest jazz musicians. Adrian is excited to pass on his acquired knowledge from these masters, plus share his own performing experience, and give it right back to you, on Jazz Clarinet

Mr. Cunningham is confident in saying that he is one of the very few clarinetists in the current jazz world that can convincingly traverse jazz styles. From early/traditional jazz, to swing, to contemporary approaches to jazz styles and improvisation, Adrian Cunningham is a master, and we are thrilled to have him at J
azz Clarinet

While addressing technical aspects of the clarinet, the lessons created by Adrian for Jazz Clarinet do not address the “classical” approach for two main reasons. First, jazz is his passion, and Adrian truly believes you can develop amazing technique within the jazz idiom, with the same discipline applied to classical playing. Secondly, there’s already a lot of instructional information out there in terms of classical approaches, but not so in the jazz idiom.


Adrian's lessons are designed to hone-in on your technique in a creative and fun way, whilst deepening your

knowledge of jazz and developing improvisational skills.

You can find more information about Adrian, and check out his playing:

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