I’m Tamarie Sayger and I’m here to help you embrace the challenge of teaching clarinet. The focus of this website is on providing resources to help your beginning and intermediate level clarinetists.

Where should you start?

  1. Subscribe to the podcast Crossing The Break on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts.
  2. Join the private Facebook group Crossing The Break 2016-2017. Simply request to join and I’ll add you. This group is for clarinet teachers that are wanting to learn, encourage each other and positively impact their clarinet students!
  3. Explore the articles on this site. You can use the search tool in the right column or use the List of Podcasts/Articles pinned to the front page of the site.


1999 graduate of West Texas A&M University, Tamarie Sayger was the assistant band director at Nimitz from ’00-’05 during which time the band was named Texas Honor Band.

A private clarinet instructor in Texas for 16 years, she has taught hundreds of students from grade 6-12 in classes, sectionals, and individual lessons. She has presented at district in-services and co-presented at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention.