Posted by What I used to do... on April 08, 2002 at 15:41:04:
In Reply to: Re: Can someone help me with my trouble. posted by jason on April 08, 2002 at 14:25:32:
When I was a band director, I always had a small spray bottle of alcohol (not for forgotten mp--that was a true "no-no") in the case where I would need to demonstrate something for a student on his/her instrument--or check to see if the instrument worked correctly. Spraying a mp clean with alcohol always made the student feel safe and there were never any hassles.
When I was a lad, a student never thought about saying "no" to a teacher (unless very, very serious consequences were to follow)...how times have changed!