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Classical Fingers evolved out of necessity, rather than by design. As a clarinet teacher of 18 years, I had encountered numerous players, both beginners and advanced, that naturally played the clarinet by lifting their fingers too high. As a result, this often lead to incorrect finger placement, difficulty in remembering patterns, and not playing smoothly. As a teaching technique, I found that reducing the distance their fingers had to travel by hovering a pencil over my students’ fingers to prevent them from lifting too high immediately improved their accuracy and smoothness. By doing this, I realised I could start to train their fingers to stay in the correct position through muscle memory. In return, every student improved at a quicker rate, however, I soon realised that without constant guidance at home most students would resort back to their bad habits during the week or after holidays. I decided to take action and to create a guard that would cover the essential keys of the clarinet, and one that the student could use in the lesson and at home. Three years later in 2014, after many meetings with engineers and designers, and trial prototypes, the evolution of Classical Fingers was  finally realised. A guard was now positioned at the optimal finger height essential for all levels of players and an innovative Clip & Play  design, using magnets for ease of use, was achieved. Not only was it important for me to have a product that really worked, but one that would create excitement about learning the clarinet for students around the world. When I started learning the clarinet I not only loved the sound of the clarinet but also the design, look and feel of the instrument. I used to (and still do) enjoy putting it together and placing the reed carefully in the correct position before every practise. I wanted to create the same excitement with Classical Fingers so  careful consideration has been taken in the design to ensure that  Classical Fingers shows off a sleek and elegant design whilst complementing the aesthetic, quality, and structure of the clarinet. I am proud to see that Classical Fingers is now helping students in 38 countries to improve their technique on the clarinet and is supported by Teachers, Stores, Universities, High Schools, and Distributors. I look forward to continuing to help more students in the years to come. Phillip Lambert BMus (Inventor and Educator)   
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passion behind the concept 

Classical Fingers evolved out of necessity, rather than by design. As a clarinet teacher of 18 years, I had encountered numerous players, both beginners and advanced, that naturally played the clarinet by lifting their fingers too high. As a result, this often lead to incorrect finger placement, difficulty in remembering patterns, and not playing smoothly. As a teaching technique, I found that reducing the distance their fingers had to travel by hovering a pencil over my students’ fingers to prevent them from lifting too high immediately improved their accuracy and smoothness. By doing this, I realised I could start to train their fingers to stay in the correct position through muscle memory. In return, every student improved at a quicker rate, however, I soon realised that without constant guidance at home most students would resort back to their bad habits during the week or after holidays. I decided to take action and to create a guard that would cover the essential keys of the clarinet, and one that the student could use in the lesson and at home. Three years later in 2014, after many meetings with engineers and designers, and trial prototypes, the evolution of Classical Fingers was  finally realised. A guard was now positioned at the optimal finger height essential for all levels of players and an innovative Clip & Play design, using magnets for ease of use, was achieved. Not only was it important for me to have a product that really worked, but one that would create excitement about learning the clarinet for students around the world. When I started learning the clarinet I not only loved the sound of the clarinet but also the design, look and feel of the instrument. I used to (and still do) enjoy putting it together and placing the reed carefully in the correct position before every practise. I wanted to create the same excitement with Classical Fingers so careful consideration has been taken in the design to ensure that Classical Fingers shows off a sleek and elegant design whilst complementing the aesthetic, quality, and structure of the clarinet. I am proud to see that Classical Fingers is now helping students in 38 countries to improve their technique on the clarinet and is supported by Teachers, Stores, Universities, High Schools, and Distributors. I look forward to continuing to help more students in the years to come. Phillip Lambert BMus (Inventor and Educator)
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