Never poke sharp objects into the clarinet screwdrivers, flute rods, pencils or pens, batons, as they are able to scar the tone holes and inner floor of the instrument. Dry the mouthpiece by gently wiping the floor with the swab, but do not pull it in the course of the mouthpiece commonly, as repeated swabbing can truly change the mouthpiece’s gentle inner dimensions. Run tepid water during the mouthpiece about once a week, protecting the cork as much as feasible. To remove white deposits, soak the tip of the mouthpiece in lemon juice. Remove all water from tone holes by using pad paper. Long ago we used cigarette paper. The same paper is now accessible as pad drying paper in order that young scholars may get it easily from music stores. Drying the clarinet successfully will keep it clean and in addition help stay away from cracks from coming up in a wood bodied device. Teaching this to scholars who've plastic clarinets might be useful ensure that they continue to dry their instruments fully after they at last step up to wood. Make sure that your youngest scholars know how to place the parts of the instrument back into its case appropriately. The upper and lower joints must fit into the case in the correct course to ensure that it to shut correctly, and the case should not be forced shut like an overstuffed suitcase.