This oboe embouchure packet was designed to help you be a better beginning band director so your students can be better musicians. We all know that good teachers are experts at saying the same thing a million different ways and that a picture is worth more than 1,000 words. That was the inspiration for this project!
Through our many years of teaching we have collected sayings, phrases, tips, tricks, recommendations and advice from friends, colleagues, clinicians, and instrumental music classes. The photos included in this project are of our band director friends and college music majors. We appreciate the time they dedicated in making this project successful. We hope you find these guides helpful in teaching your beginning band students!
Embouchure Faces Slideshow
This is a PowerPoint slideshow presentation of professional musicians
and college music education/music performance students. Showing
this slideshow to your beginning band class will help your students in
the first days of embouchure formation. Simply point to the screen
and say “make your face look like this. ”Then, have your students
check their embouchure in the mirror on their music stand.
Director Reference Sheets- 3 pages
• Helpful tips and phrases for directors
• Solutions for common problems
• Pictures of a correct embouchure
Student Reference Sheet
This is a short, one page handout to send home with students so they
can use it as a reference when they practice at home. Pictures of a
correct embouchure are included!
A one page quiz is included to help assess student learning
and understanding. Also perfect to leave for a sub if you have
to be away from your class.
Embouchure Quiz Answer Key
A convenient answer key is included if you choose to use this as
a sub activity.
Choosing an Oboe Player
This is a one page guide that will be helpful to you when
it is time to assign your upcoming beginning band students
to instruments. This handout includes physical attributes to
look for in potential players.
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