If you’re looking for an intermediate student clarinet, I recommend the Yamaha YCL-650.
Here are a few YCL-650 benefits:
Pleasing sound- of course you’ll need a skilled teacher’s help to produce the sound. You’ll need a good mouthpiece, ligature, and reeds too!
Precise intonation- Absolutely essential! (Yes, lesser quality clarinets often have poor intonation.)
Regulated key action- This increases ease of playing which sounds refined to a listener.
Consistency through registers- The sound quality of some clarinets becomes worse in certain ranges of notes
Silver Keys- Allows students to slide fingers easily between keys. It’s awkward to slide on nickel keys.
Instrument technicians are familiar with how to work on these instruments
Do not use a wooden clarinet like the YCL for marching band. An inexpensive plastic clarinet is best if you plan to march around on a football field in the rain/snow weaving through tubas and baton twirlers. I speak from experience!
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