The clarinet is a musical instrument belonging to the woodwind family. There are many types of clarinet, including the well-known B♭ clarinet, the slightly less familiar E♭, A, and bass clarinets, as well as many others. The sound is made by blowing a stream of air into the mouthpiece and pressing down on the instrument’s keys. This changes the pitch by opening and closing holes on the instrument, creating higher or lower notes. Varying the air flow into the instrument can affect the pitch, volume, and type of sound created. Through individual and group lessons Crescendo School of Music students are able to learn to play solos or improvise on a musical theme, develop a musical harmony playing in a band, preform on stage in a live concert.