Date(s) - 05/12/2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mint Music Yonge & Dundas

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Paul Carter - Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Piccolo, Recorder, Flute, Alto Flute, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, A Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn, and Bassoon Instructor
This Online Workshop and Clinic is specially designed for anyone interested in learning the saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet or flugelhorn, seasoned brass/woodwind players and music teachers curious about how to teach woodwinds/brass.

Mint Music Instructors Paul Carter (Woodwind Doubler) and Klaus Anselm (Trumpet and Flugelhorn) will start the seminar by introducing each instrument, providing a brief history of its evolution and give demonstrations on what makes each of them unique (dynamics, range, how they are made, what gives them their sound, etc…) and why they are fun to play.

Drawing on their extensive teaching and musical experience Paul and Klaus will show attendees that there’s simply nothing that should hold anyone back from playing any woodwind or brass instrument regardless of age or prior musical experience. They will explain the differences between instruments in embouchure, hand position, posture and breathing. For music teachers, a variety of teaching methods, approaches and solutions to common teaching challenges specific to woodwinds will be covered.

At the end of the online presentation, Paul and Klaus will open the workshop to any questions the audience might have about woodwinds, brass instruments, lessons and music in general. This masterclass will end with an overview of what individual lessons, ensemble and band options exist at Mint Music.

Please join us for this special masterclass guaranteed to inspire and enlighten potential students, musicians and music teachers alike with a fresh and innovative approach to learning, playing and teaching woodwinds and brass instruments.

Teacher Biographies


As an award-winning multi-instrumentalist specializing in saxophones, flutes, clarinets, oboe, and bassoon, Paul Carter has played in dozens of musical theatre pits across the country. Some of his credits include: The Producers, Chicago, Annie, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, and The Phantom of the Opera. Paul has performed alongside Grammy award-winning musician Cleo Laine, jazz legend Benny Golson, and has recorded for eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken. He teaches Classical, Jazz, Blues, Pop, and Rock in many schools, music camps, community programs, and studios in Toronto and Montreal. Paul uses gentle encouragement and various practice techniques and exercises to push his students to be the best they can be on their instruments. With his extensive musical knowledge and passionate instruction, he inspires his students by introducing them to new styles, teaches them how to express music beyond just playing notes, and most importantly how to actually have fun while practising.


Receiving a Jazz Diploma with Honours from Humber College and a B.Mus from Thompson Rivers University, Klaus has had the privilege to study with some of the finest and most accomplished players in the country including Steve Crowe, Alastair Kay, Brian O’Kane, and Steve McDade. Klaus maintains a busy schedule as a freelance performer in the music industry, each year playing in some 40 to 50 weddings, working with notable theatre productions including The Blyth Festival, and collaborating with several other bands and ensembles of various size and genres.

Klaus also maintains a busy teaching schedule providing private lessons to adults, children and teens, working with elementary, secondary and college/university-level trumpet students providing private lessons, workshops and masterclasses. Klaus shares his passion for music and trumpet playing with his many students and continues to work tirelessly to widen the impact and growth of music education in Toronto and the surrounding community.