"Blame it on the reed."
- Clarinettist Rachel Thompson, Finalist in the 2017 NSW Drs Orchestra Sydney Eisteddfod Instrumental Scholarship
"I love playing the clarinet, not only because it lots of fun but for the opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I have met so many wonderful people in ensembles, I have travelled the world with it and played a wide variety of repertoire. I love the feeling of performing and playing clarinet is a great challenge because it is something that you keep on learning and improving. I don’t think I would be doing many of the things I am today if I hadn’t started learning the clarinet."