Clarinet – Instrument Care

Clarinet Care

1. Use cork grease on all instrument corks prior to each time you play your instrument.
2. After playing the clarinet, dry the inside of the clarinet using a clarinet swab.
3. Wipe the outside of the clarinet with a soft polishing cloth removing fingerprints and oils left by our hands.

Weekly clean the inside of your mouthpiece with warm water mixed with dishwashing soap (Dawn/Joy/etc.), and a mouthpiece brush.

Items needed to clean your instrument.
Cork Grease – $2.00
Clarinet Swab – $3.00
Soft Cleaning Cloth – $3.00
Mouthpiece Brush – $3.00

You can purchase these from Mr. Shepard. Please make checks payable to YMS. You can purchase these items online or at a local music store like Music Time 2214 Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32218 (904) 696-9882.