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RIDENOUR CLARINET PRODUCTS UK LTD & LC CRAVEN Sonoro Clarinet products supports the NHS. Should any doctor nurse or NHS worker be a clarinettist and visit this site I extend an offer of a gift of free Cds of your choice. Simply email me and state the position you hold and place of work in the NHS and I will despatch the CDs to the address you give. If you are wanting to purchase a clarinet I would offer generous discounts for NHS staff.

The NEW: CRAVEN Sonoro range of clarinets and accessories New Eb clarinet, New A clarinet, New Bass clarinet: Sonoro 2 –  plus The new range of CRAVEN Sonoro mouthpieces is available in Eb Bb and Bass . Les is one of the most accomplished and experienced pedagogues in the world. His knowledge and experience of clarinet and clarinet related topics is vast.  He  gives lessons in his studio and many top professional  players come to him for audition advice and troubleshooting for their technical issues and embouchure. Hopefully in months to come lessons and home courses will be back to normal.

Leslie recorded with Stjepan Hauser of “2CELLOS” with Yoko Misumi piano – their discs gained glowing praise in the music journals notably BBC Music Magazine and the journal of the Clarinet and Saxophone society Great Britain “Clarinet and Saxophone” “These recordings are for me the benchmark for these works “ Adrian Connell. Romantic Trios with Stjepan Hauser and Yoko Misumi was also nominated for a BBC chamber music award. The discs can be found in the store – CDs at special low prices – cheaper than downloads from major sites.

CLARINET WEEKENDS and WEEKDAY COURSES:  – see Leslie’s Clarinet Courses where you can book a weekend or group of weekdays to have either a one to one course designed to improve your playing and have a very rewarding individual course with all my attention or a course designed for up to 4 players in a group. See Leslie’s Clarinet Courses for more info.

The new inexpensive “S.M.E.R.f.” system for adjusting stuffy unplayable reeds is truly so easy a child could use it with ease.  Please take a look at the video and the EEZEE page.

Alternatively if you want a perfect reed every day without the problems of cane:  the latest in synthetic reeds – Silverstein Ambipoly in my opinion the best polymer (aka plastic) reed on the planet (Les). Watch this space.

NEW Silverstein ligatures & reeds the amazing CRY04 and Ambipoly reeds are now available to firm order. Leslie has a stock of both Bb and Bass ligatures with special deals for people who buy clarinets.

NEW: MARCA reeds are available to buy with fantastic discounts for multiple purchases and bulk orders some of the lowest prices on the internet. 

LESLIE’s SELF HELP PLAYING and TEACHING BOOK : “Instant help for Playing and Teaching the Clarinet” is available in PDF form from Leslie’s Book page. Price: £12

A comprehensive guide to the clarinet and how to learn and teach it. It has for many years been on the recommended reading list of the ABRSM Diploma course.

I hope you find the site easy to navigate. There are lots of free resources  on this site – help for embouchure formation etc and interesting and informative articles in Resources and articles drop down box:  Clarinet related products, CDs plus Ridenour accessories are  available to click and buy in the “store” page.

Do contact me if you wish to ask relevant questions about any aspect of the site or a clarinet related  question or have a lesson with me in my studio or via zoom online – £40 per one hour lesson.

Ridenour clarinet products and CRAVEN Sonoro products accepts all major credit/debit cards by phone to 01600 714169 for items over £100

If you want some free advice – I always reply personally there are no sales people or assistants – you get my direct help. Thanks for visiting  – do visit again.