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Michele maintains a studio in Royal Oak and also serves as the Winds and Brass Department Chair and instructor of clarinet at the Flint Institute of Music. Michele received a Masters of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Bachelors of Music from Michigan State University College of Music. Her main teachers were James Campbell and Dr. Caroline Hartig.

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Michele
LaNoue

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I am passionate about sharing the joys of music with others; Music can provide a way to connect to each other and start conversations

Michele LaNoue is a freelance clarinetist and clarinet teacher based in Metro Detroit. A native of the suburbs of Houston, TX, Michele has been performing with orchestras around Michigan over the last ten years, including the Jackson, Kalamazoo, Flint, and Lansing Symphony Orchestras. As a gigging musician, Michele’s passions lie in unique artistic collaborations, and ensembles and repertoire that cross genres and defy conventions. She believes strongly that music must meet the audience where they are at, and that chamber music provides a perfect avenue for classical musicians to innovate their approaches and engage with their community.


Teaching is also integral to Michele’s musical life, for which she maintains multiple clarinet studios, both at home and at the Flint Institute of Music, and often works with young musicians in school music programs. Whether working with beginners, retirees dusting off their cherished instruments, or clarinetists preparing for a career in music, Michele believes in motivating and developing her students to grow in their skill and love for music, wherever they are in their unique path as musicians.

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