Welcome to Lisa's Clarinet Shop

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Lisa's Clarinet Shop in Lombard, IL with Rick Sayre.  And our newest location in Catonsville, MD with Steve Ocone.


A Little Bit About Me

My name is Lisa Canning. Thanks so much for stopping by!

I am a firm believer that artists are here on this earth to make a difference in the lives of others. I make a difference by helping clarinetists find their voice on a new instrument. I also do it by helping artists with the development of their career paths through my new creative online leadership school, EntrepreneurTheArts. Hear what students say about our program here

But my goal here at Lisa's Clarinet Shop is to help you make a big difference with your gifts and your creative passions with the clarinet. So, I am glad you stopped by to visit. Stay awhile and look around.

Experience the Difference

I have been in the business of hand selecting Buffet Bb's, A's, Eb's, C's, D's, Alto and Bass Clarinets since I was 17 years old! That means I have been helping clarinetists of all ages and skill levels for 31 years now! How time flyies when you're having fun. (I can hardly believe it, really.)   

I Support No More Starving Artists

 No More Starving Artists!

Don't you think its time to get rid of the stereotype?  I promised at the end of last year to make a contribution from every order to the No More Starving Artist Scholarship Fund for The Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship. I want you to know that $50.00 from every clarinet I sell this year is going towards this fund. This also means that $50.00 of your purchase is tax deductible to the full extend of the law. THANK YOU for being a vital and integral part of the launch of our school. I have the clarinet to thank for my success in life and YOU to thank for your devotion to the instrument responsible for making me all that I am, and all that I will become.


Quick Links: Let your creativity fly.

Who know's how it might surprise you in all that it can do for you....This picture was taken in our graden this summer

This picture was taken in my garden last summer.

What's Fresh and New? 

  • Next trip to Buffet schedules for Wednesday October 30th. If you would like to order a new instrument now is the time to act.

  • Meet our new District Manager for Lisa's Clarinet Shop in Baltimore Dr. Allison Yacoub.

  • Did you know that Lisa's Clarinet Shop is still ranked #1 Midwest Dealer according to Buffet's Top 10 list? We simply deliver the best product and service at a great price.
  • OH and Don't FORGET about my friend Gregory Smith and his wonderful Hand Selected Clarinet Service with Lisa's Clarinet Shop please email or call.  More information can also be found at:www.gregory-smith.com.  


 Meet The Family

And last but not least, I couldn't let you leave my shop and not meet my puppies (John) Lennon on the left and Scooby-Do on the right. They are the smartest pooches I know. Do you want to know why? Because they read the Entrepreneur The Arts Blog. You will find over 5000 articles about the arts and entrepreneurship there.  (Now if you believe that my dogs can read, then you must really be super cool.)

But whatever you do:


Believe in YOU.

Pursue Your Passions. 


 If you do the music inside of you will soar to new heights.

Especially with the perfect new clarinet.One that is perfectly right for every ounce of uniquely you. That's what I do. I match instruments to people and career paths to artists. We all come in different shapes and sizes and our musical ideas about how we can make a difference in this world are all different too. Isn't that cool? Just think what we can do with a few more tools..

Is This Your Slice of Blue Sky?    Yum. It's a delicious one.