The Saxophone and Clarinet Concepts of Joe Allard

A Virtual Woodwind Masterclass Series Presented by Ed Joffe

9/13/21   Class I: Embouchure Considerations

9/20/21   Class II: Tongue Position and Articulation

9/27/21   Class III: How to Improve the Breathing Process

10/4/21   Class IV: Overtones, Undertones & Other Warmups

*All classes are on Mondays beginning at 7pm EST and last one hour.

Joe Allard was one of the most important woodwind performers and teachers during his lifetime, 1910–1991. As a clarinet, bass clarinet and saxophone instructor at The Juilliard School, The New England Conservatory, The Manhattan School of Music, The Mannes School and at his studios in New York and New Jersey, he literally influenced generations of woodwind artists. Mr. Allard himself was a student of a cross-section of some of the major artists/performers of the first half of the twentieth century: Ralph McLane, Chester Hazlitt, Gaston Hamelin, Daniel Bonade, Augustin Duques, Edmond Allegra, Lyle Bowen and Rudy Wiedoeft. His performances as a clarinetist and saxophonist with every major freelance orchestra in New York as well as the NBC Symphony, Symphony of the Air, The Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra, The Band of America, The Voice of Firestone Orchestra, The Dupont Cavalcade Orchestra, and The Red Nichols and Red Norvo Orchestras allowed him to interact with a variety of instrumentalists and singers. This helped cement his philosophies regarding music and woodwind pedagogy. His students have included such notable players as Bob Berg, Michael Brecker, Harry Carney, Eddie Daniels, Lawrence Feldman, Stan Getz, Steve Grossman, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Warne Marsh, Harvey Pittel, Roger Rosenberg, Willie Schwartz, Joe Soldo, Dave Tofani, joe Viola, John Bruce Yeh and Pete Yellin.

Price for this Masterclass Series: $100 total for 4 classes

Please contact Ed to inform him that you will be joining this masterclass.