I saw this topic on the woodwind.org clarinet message board and thought it was interesting. The question is, who was your teacher's teacher -- your grand-teacher. Can you see their influences in your teacher's playing and teaching styles?
I thought it was interesting to see how many common names came up. For example, I expect that Allard will appear quite a bit on our list. I could be wrong though.
My grand-teachers include:
I don't know some of my other teachers studied with -- I'll have to ask them.
In terms of influence, I can certainly hear the Konitz, but I'm not sure about the rest.