The barrel has a small and a large end, and however it is likely obvious to you, be sure that your youngest students place the barrel on in the accurate path, with the bigger side of the barrel becoming onto the upper joint. Finally, place the mouthpiece on the barrel, after which the ligature and reed, in that order. Remember to maintain the tenons well greased with good, clean cork grease, but do not allow too much of it to building up on the cork. Instead, wipe excess grease off before applying more in order that it does not get sticky. Use only the amount of cork grease you will need so one can get a smooth, easy connection, and try this only when it turns into challenging to slide the tenons together. Disassembly should follow the contrary order. Be sure that your scholar maintains to hold the clarinet as during assembly, elevating the bridge key before twisting the joints apart. Whether gambling a wood clarinet or a plastic model, it is healthier to disassemble the clarinet once possible so that the corks aren't always pressed, which may cause loose, wobbly tenons and eventual leaks and stuffiness. Clean each joint entirely with a cotton handkerchief or silk swab. The swab could be pulled in the course of the clarinet from bottom to top — or from the bell to the barrel — but are not be pulled throughout the mouthpiece. Make sure that all water is fully far from the tenons by wiping these areas with the swab.