Jay C. Easton has extensive teaching experience and has given over one hundred educational outreach performances and clinics for students at the elementary, high school, and college levels. His performances feature explanations and demonstrations of the woodwind family of instruments, including historical information on their development. Musical selections are played that will familiarize students with the sound, style, and characteristics of each instrument, and a question-and-answer period is offered to allow students to participate in the experience. Presentations can be tailored from 20 to 70 minutes, and clinics are available. Many programs are available:
The Saxophone Family
the tiny piccolo saxophone to the massive contrabass, the saxophone
family covers a huge range of sounds and musical styles.
Over the last two centuries, the clarinet has developed from an obscure single-reed instrument into one of the most flexible instrumental families in history. The clarinet comes in many sizes, and is used in a huge variety of musical styles. This program explores classical, jazz, and folk styles on six sizes of modern clarinet, and includes demonstrations of historical and ethnic clarinets.
presentation of the modern woodwind family: oboe, bassoon, flutes,
clarinets, and saxophones. A perfect introduction for musical novices
of any age, this program includes demonstrations of basic and advanced
playing techniques, historical background, and a presentation of ethnic
woodwinds from around the world.
Past clinics and masterclasses have included:
and Historical Saxophones
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