If you are looking for clarinet lessons (or saxophone lessons) in Canterbury, Kent you are in the right place!

Clarinissimo is dedicated to excellence in music tuition, especially the clarinet and saxophone. Above all, we understand that learning a musical instrument is not just about acquiring a skill for life but it should be fun too!

We offer clarinet lessons  for children and adults, from beginner to diploma standard, as well as saxophone lessons (to grade 8),  and piano lessons (to grade 5).

First musical experience? Children from age 4 can enjoy a fun and games based introduction to music-making, including basic recorder tuition, giving your child a head start into more formal instrumental lessons.

Music lessons


  • Beginner to diploma.
  • Approximately age 7 (children with big enough hands) to adult.
  • If you already play the clarinet, or did when you were younger, why not try the saxophone?
  • It’s surprisingly easy for a clarinettist to pick up the saxophone. The instruments are extremely similar.
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  • Beginner to grade 8
  • Approximately age 11 (a child must be big enough to cope with the size and weight of the instrument) to adult.
  • Children not yet big enough for the saxophone should try the clarinet. 
  • The better you are at playing the clarinet, the easier it is to start playing the saxophone.
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  • Beginner to grade 5.
  • Approximately age 6 to adult. 
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First musical experience

  • A fun based introduction to music making.
  • Suitable for children who are not quite old enough for school and those in reception. 
  • Pitch, rhythm and notation games.
  • Songs
  • Recorder 
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Testimonials & Recommendations

Genessa taught our son music from the age of 5 until 13 , when she relocated to Canterbury. As a result of Genessa’s aim high yet fun approach he quickly developed a love of music and performing . Under her encouragement and guidance he moved swiftly from recorder to clarinet and then also embraced the saxophone. During this time he attained Grade 6 clarinet, Grade 5 saxophone and a music scholarship to one of his chosen 11+ schools. My son talks of her as an inspiration.


We have known Genessa for more than fifteen years through her teaching clarinet and saxophone to our daughter Eleanor. She made music fun and relevant. Eleanor always  looked forward to and loved her lessons with Genessa and through her expert tuition and enthusiasm she  led and encouraged  our daughters’  music success  through to grade 8 clarinet , a teaching, diploma in clarinet and  grade 5 sax.


I started lessons with Genessa in when I was about 11, and over the years she has guided me through several graded exams and a performance diploma. Genessa is an experienced teacher, and teaches with an extremely personable and approachable style that helps make lessons relaxed and enjoyable.


Genessa taught my son to play the piano between the age of 6-9yrs before relocating to Canterbury.  She is truly gifted at teaching, and has the ability to draw out the talent of even the shiest of pupils.  Her warm nature, sunny disposition and gentle approach bring confidence and ability to those she teaches.  She will often allow her pupils to guide her towards their own style of music, whether they wish to study for exam pieces or purely for pleasure.  Seeing them progress into confident musicians and enjoying music is always her aim.