We’ve all experienced those frustrating days when it takes half the rehearsal to really get going. Choosing a warm-up that requires additional brain cells can help students engage more quickly.
Back to school season is here, and it’s time to start planning your first few weeks of school. Here are some things to keep in mind when building lesson plans for clarinet and sax students as you begin your year.
Students love their instruments to death. If one of your students alerts you of an instrument in need of life support, here are a few triage tips.
It’s a scenario every band teacher has experienced: a student walks up with tears in her eyes and wails, “My clarinet is broken!” or declares, “My sax squeaks on every note!” You look under the ligature, and an ugly swamp monster stares back at you; the reed is nearly black with who-knows-what and chipped so badly you suspect it was used to carve rock.