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 Re: Wind Ensemble Audition
Author: grifffinity 
Date:   2010-05-24 20:48

I agree with the duet suggestions and also playing for the student in lessons in general. My studio consists of middle and HS students and I often use duets and unison playing to assist the younger kids. These are great tools to reinforce sight reading basics while also giving the student an opportunity to work on intonation and tone production.

We develop speech at a young age through listening, not talking about the position of the tongue, etc. I find with younger kids, assuming they aren't doing anything extreme with their tongue position or embouchure, benefit most from hearing the teacher (assuming you have a good tone) in lessons. Instead of making tone so technical for younger kids, make it more of a game - "can you match my sound?"

A 9th grader isn't so young that you can't talk specifically about technique, but I'm always cautious of getting too technically wordy with kids without a proper example to support my words.

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