This Site is the home of Leslie Craven clarinettist and RIDENOUR CLARINET PRODUCTS UK LTD (RCP UK LTD) and the NEW: CRAVEN Sonoro range of clarinets. Please visit the page and learn about these clarinets that are helping to reduce the deforestation of hardwood resources. These inexpensive clarinets are not just beginner or intermediate clarinets but capable of full professional use and are robust enough to cope with many years of pro playing. Leslie played the least expensive model on tour for many years in numerous scenarios abroad and in Uk. Being impervious to wild climatic fluctuations they provide a stable intonation and have a warm even sound.

NEW Silverstein ligatures 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.  Please scroll down to read more: about Leslie’s work

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:  My own personal  clarinet related products (Leslie ‘s products) my  CDs and self help teaching  book (PDF) “Instant help for playing and teaching The Clarinet”  plus Ridenour accessories are  available to click and buy in the “store” page.


I hope you can extract a lot of knowledge and information – 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 (either at home in my studio or on e-staccato)

I also run 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.

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.

Leslie – recorded with Stjepan Hauser of 2 CELLOS and Yoko Misumi piano – their discs gained glowing praise in the music journals notably BBC Music Magazine and Romantic Trios with Stjepan Hauser and Yoko Misumi was nominated for a BBC chamber music award. The discs can be found in the store – CDs