Posted by dave h on April 29, 2002 at 23:16:19:
In Reply to: teaching middle schoolers posted by Grissom Tuba on April 29, 2002 at 19:39:35:
As a full time middle school band/orchestra teacher that happens to play tuba,
1.Keep the exercises(if any) short.
2.Teach them to use as much air as possible and to support that air.
3.Ask their teacher, they might have their own opinions on what they want their students to learn(or maybe just directed practice sessions)
4.Make sure you enjoy/optimize the time/lesson as much as the students do.
5.Fingerings will probably be a big problem.