Clarinet Care Kit

  1. Wash your hands and brush your teeth before you play. This helps to keep the instrument free of acids and sugars that can damage the metal and pads.

  2.  Moisten the reed in your mouth while assembling the clarinet.

  3. Apply cork grease on all new corks before putting the clarinet together. Older corks should be greased as needed.

  4. When assembling and disassembling the clarinet, be careful that no keys are hitting each other and the upper section bridge key is pressed.

  5. After playing, remove the reed from your mouthpiece and store it in your reedguard to prevent the reed from cracking.

  1. Your reed should be replaced if you have been sick. 

  2. Run the pad saver/swab through the disassembled clarinet twice after each time you play. If using a pad saver, store it inside the clarinet until the next time you play.

  3. Use your microfiber cloth to polish your clarinet weekly to remove fingerprints and keep the finish looking new.

  4. Apply the patch to the tip of the mouthpiece, where your teeth bite and replace as needed.

  5. Weekly, clean the mouthpiece and barrel using the mouthpiece brush, soap, and water. If you are sick, wash the mouthpiece after every time you play.  Do not get the cork wet.  Mouthpiece may be cleaned with mouthpiece freshener/mist.  

  6. The pad saver or swab should be frequently hand washed with dish soap in warm water and air dried completely before use or storage.

  7.  Never expose or clean the clarinet with water. If accidental exposure occurs, allow the instrument to dry in an open case to avoid mold, mildew and other damage.