NEW a sister website – now if you specifically want to see the clarinets and accessories from the Ridenour and Craven Sonoro Range of Clarinets that we have for sale please visit https://www.theclarinetcompany.com

Please go to our sister site https://theclarinetcompany.com to see the latest range of clarinets and accessories in the Craven/Sonoro range of clarinets and for up to date pricing and details.

NEW: CRAVEN Sonoro Clarinets A new range of, SM2 and SM -W the new wooden version of the excellent SM range. We also supply Bass clarinets to low C and Eb, plus sopranino/piccolo Eb clarinets, these to special firm order. We now stock the new range of CRAVEN Sonoro mouthpieces – available in Eb, Bb and Bass. Les is one of the most accomplished clarinettists around and has vast experience and therefore can help immensely in the selection of the right clarinet for you.

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 of 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.

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 – we stock the amazing Quattro and CRY04. 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.

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.