Step-Up Mouthpieces & Lubricants - Also available at your local music store
Students are encouraged to purchase step-up mouthpieces. A noticeable improvement can be heard in the quality of sound produced. Such a purchase is often a more economical option to buying a new instrument and provides a step to making a commitment to purchasing a step-up instrument. A step-up or professional instrument with a cheap mouthpiece will sound like a cheap instrument. A beginning instrument can sound like a better quality instrument with a step-up mouthpiece (and ligature for clarinet or saxophone).
Clarinetists and saxophonists need a mouthpiece and a ligature. There are several listed below that give you some flexibility financially.