Clarinetist Robin Korevaar is equally at home in orchestral, chamber, and solo venues. Praised for her warm sound and musicianship, she has performed with the Colorado, Dallas, Fort Worth, New Orleans, East Texas, and Las Colinas Symphony Orchestras, the Dallas Opera, and Dallas Wind Symphony (recording twice with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra). A member of the Plano and Irving Symphony Orchestras, Robin also performs with the Windsong Trio. Engagements abroad include the Afghanistan National Institute of Music/American Embassy (ANIM, in Kabul), Amare Consort Festival (Netherlands), and Music Center Japan concerts (Tokyo/Ashiya). Her teachers include Steve Cohen, Andy Crisanti, and Howard Klug. She has a passion for mountain and folk music, and also plays piano, guitar, dulcimer, and whistles.
Teaching and Wellness Instruction
Robin has established an excellent reputation through 25+ years of teaching students from 10-70 years of age in public and private schools and in home studios. Her instructional style focuses on artistic excellence and personal development. Robin includes music theory and history, small ensemble skills, and performance psychology work in her studio. Her degrees in music therapy and social work, and experience with Alexander Technique and endurance sports, add depth to her instructional style.
Robin has presented and/or taught at the Texas Clarinet Colloquium (TAMU-Commerce), Allen Clarinet Solutions, Flute Fire, Metropolitan State (Denver), the Colorado Clarinet Days and Music in the Mountains festivals. Signature presentations include “How to keep your focus when losing your cool,” useful for musicians and non-musicians in performance and presentation work, and “Live from Kabul,” an exploration of culture and learning styles. Robin mentors students and instructors of various instruments through her connections from ANIM, and as as a Teach to Learn instructor.
Improving the mind-body connection has transformed many of Robin’s students. In 2017-2018, Robin is augmenting the progressive relaxation, body mapping, meditation, and journaling tools she uses with certification in Alexander Technique and Yoga Instruction. These adjunctive methods ease communication and performance, on and off the instrument, connecting people of all ages with their inner voice and power.