A good reed
case may be made up of a hard fabric plastic or with
a pitcher plate, will give protection to the top of the reed and should keep the reed held securely on a dry, flat surface. The clarinet can be kept free of dirt and grime by dusting under the keys with a soft brush on a common basis. To keep keys moving conveniently and noiselessly, apply a small drop of mainly formulated key oil where the key rods meet the posts. Do this on a month-to-month basis, and be sure all dirt is bumped off before making use of the oil. Use a needle oiler, and take care that no oil comes into touch with the plastic body of a pupil tool. Check to see that the screws are in place and have not twisted themselves out of the post.