You are right they are funny beings - they need us! I would encourage you to do some simple breathing excersizes with them any time the sound is not solid or everyday for a while. Breathing Gym with Pat Sheridan is great. Or…"
"My wife (a middle school direcor also) and I started getting our local music store to include the Plato mthpc in the beginner setup. Here is what our experience has been so far. The kids are able to control piano playing better than Vito…"
"I know one but she is three years from retirement. I teach with her at my school and we put the band and strings together most every year for a couple of things.
I will keep my ears open for another one with chops..."
"Rousseau NC5 - I absolutely love this mouthpiece. To me it is a tad harder to control than the C* but way worth it. I think you can push this mouthpiece more that the C* and has an overall better tone.
I put Vandoren 3's on it with…"
"Russ, I think you are right on here. I bought the Jody Jazz Classic for my alto and tenor. It has that removable baffle which makes it versatile tone wise. I switched from a Beechler 7 metal - I'm loving the control I have with…"
"I like Medium Forrest Reeds for bassoon. The are about 14.00. I get the boosters to buy a few and I sell them to the kids. I'm a sax player but I played bassoon in college some. I have two friends that play bassoon in…"
"McClune "Plato" for soprano is about 30 bucks and very easy to control. Dave McClune refaces and adjusts the blanks he get from Germany. He is a band Director at Union University in JAckson, TN. I think the site is…"
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