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Clarinet Lessons Cambridge

My name is David and I am offering high quality Clarinet lessons for all students aged 5+ based in Cambridge.

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David Cotter - Professional Clarinet Teacher

Clarinet Lessons Cambridge Teacher - David Cotter
My Mission

Fun and Relaxed Lessons

I have taught music as an educator for the past 10 years and in this time have worked with students from all walks of life, all ages and styles. I like getting to meet new people and always ensure the sessions are as relaxed as they can be. Learning an instrument should be fun and I like to keep it that way.

I pride myself as an educator on providing the highest quality clarinet lessons all of which focus on instrumental techniques, musical interpretation, performance skills, harmony, posture as well as a whole other selection of musical topics.


Victoria Rd, Cambridge, CB4 3BS

Clarinet Teacher

David Cotter
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My Lessons

All Genres and styles catered for

As well as the clarinet I do also play the guitar and teach music theory classes. This wide range of knowledge allows me to tailor my lessons to the specific needs of that student. Each person likes different music and different styles, I will always make sure we are learning material you like!

Together we will create a lesson plan that includes artists and styles that you enjoy to listen to. This way we can always ensure progress and get double the reward at the end as you'll be able to play all those songs you've dreamed of, whilst growing and developing as a musician in the process.


£12.50 per 1/2 hour
£25 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I have experience in teaching students of all ages and abilities. Whether you're just picking up a clarinet for the first time, or you're just looking to move up to that next level, my lessons are tailored and suitable for any student no matter how much or how little experience you may have.

Lesson Focus

Beginner Lessons

I'm experienced in teaching beginners.

My Experience as a Teacher

I have been studying music for the most part of my life, and I am very passionate about what I do. Having graduated with MPhil in Music Studies and a First Class Honours, I feel confident in my ability to provide insightful but fun Clarinet Lessons. I am currently also working towards achieving my Doctorate and PHD in Music.

I have taught music as an educator for around 10 years and have been fortunate enough to help many students grow as a musician as well as working alongside other musicians myself. I regularly perform around the UK primarily performing Baroque, Classical, Contemporary, Latin-American, Romantic and Spanish Music.

I've given lectures and recitals in Cambridge, Hong Kong and Portugal and delivered papers in Belgium, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Middlesex University. I also co-authored a book chapter (with Professor Marc Estibeiro, Staffordshire University), co-organised a conference (The Classical Musician in the 21st Century conference, University of Cambridge), and built self-playing guitar robots (RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion, University of Oslo, Norway).

Lessons Focus

All Genres

I teach a wide variety of genres

More About Me

For my PhD I am working on a thesis titled 'The Collaborative Guitar' under the supervision of Professor John Rink. Alongside my academic studies I am a current and active performer. I have performed all over the UK and have performed alongside Dame Emma Kirkby and the Military Wives.

I currently perform as one half of Duo Palatino alongside Mezzo-Soprano Sophie Kidwell. Teaching and performing music is something I am very passion about and I love to share this with others. No matter what your goals are together we will strive for greatness!

Whether this is your first time playing a clarinet or you're 100th time, don't hesitate to get in touch and book a lesson today and together we will get you to that next level.

Teacher Tips

Music Shops In Cambridge

Here's a few nearby music stores for all your instruments and accessories

Music Shops in Cambridge

There are a wide variety of music shops available in Cambridge. This list includes a few stores that I would recommend.

PMT Cambridge, is an amazing music shop that caters for just about anything a musician could ever need. Located 172 East Road, CB1 1BG PMT Cambridge is definitely one of the go to places for all instruments and accessories.

Wood Wind and Reed, is located 106 Russell Street, Cambridge, CB2 1HU and is the perfect shop for all your Woodwind and Brass needs. Here you will find a huge selection of clarinets and all needed components.

Reeds Direct, Is also located 106 Russell St, Cambridge CB2 1HU but offers a slightly different selection than its counterpart WWR mentioned above.

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I can help you to

I can help you rapidly progress your playing by tailoring a lesson plan to suit your needs and built around your musical tastes. I always like to try and keep my lessons relaxed but informative, ensuring a comfortable learning environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are currently charged at £12.50 per half hour and £25 per hour for all students.

I take most of my lessons from my home teaching space in the CB4 3BS area of Cambridge. I also offer mobile lessons and online lessons too.

I think music should be for everyone & because of this, I offer my tuition to students of all ages in a wide range of genres & styles.

Weekly lessons are recommended for the best progress but not essential. You can learn as and when you like.

If you cancel a lesson with less than 48 hours notice you will still be charged for the lesson.

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Clarinet Lessons Cambridge Music Studio Address


Victoria Rd, Cambridge, CB4 3BS
Teaching Space
I take most of my lessons from my home teaching space. This is a great place to learn where you can feel comfortable whilst learning. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer mobile lessons and online lessons if you prefer to learn from your own home.
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Get in touch today and together we can get you playing those clarinet lines you've always dreamed off.

Clarinet Teacher

David Cotter
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