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The D’Addario Reserve Method Program

The D’Addario Reserve Method is centered around creating an easier and more enjoyable music-making experience through exploring equipment and pedagogy. Available in 24 regions throughout the United States, Reserve Method Program sessions are available for clarinet and saxophone students and are offered in various intervals of time.

Each session is tailored to the individual need of the educator and students. Topics covered can include fundamentals of clarinet and saxophone playing

(embouchure, breathing and use of air, hand and finger position, and articulation), elements of musicianship (aural skills, intonation, and rhythm), music entrepreneurship, selection and care of reeds and other equipment, repertoire coaching, and performance skills.

Each student will be given the opportunity to experience the latest in equipment innovation from D’Addario and to understand the pedagogical benefits of various mouthpiece, reed, and ligature choices.

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JEN AUGELLO
Metro NY/NJ
Instrument: Clarinet

Jen Augello has performed with Opera in the Heights, Da Camera Young Artists, Orchestra Iowa (formerly Cedar Rapids Symphony), Ohio Light Opera, and with members of the Houston Grand Opera and Detroit Symphony. In addition to performing, she currently maintains a private studio and works at Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute with their Community Outreach and Artist Training Programs. In the past, she has also worked with Young Audiences of Houston and WhizKids in Cincinnati, OH as a teaching artist.

Jen received her Master's degree in Clarinet Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Clarinet Performance and Science at the University of Iowa. Jen's major teachers include Ixi Chen, Richie Hawley, Yehuda Gilad, and Maurita Mead.

Clinic Philosophy
Jen's clinics strive to improve general fundamentals like sound quality, air support, and hand position. She encourages open discussions on reed care, and also works with students to create imaginative narratives to accompany the music they make—thus sparking their creativity while making music and making their experience with the art form both personal and relatable.

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