This embouchure bundle for full band 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 Slideshows- plus BONUS Percussion!
These are PowerPoint slideshow presentations of professional musicians and college music education/music performance students. More than 100 embouchure faces are included! Showing these slideshows to your beginning band classes will help your students in the first days of embouchure formation and percussion playing. Simply point to the screen and say “make your face look like this." Then, have your students check their embouchures in the mirror on their music stand.
Director Reference Sheets- More than 30 pages
• Helpful tips and phrases for directors
• Solutions for common problems
• Pictures of a correct embouchure
Student Reference Sheets
These are short, one page handouts to send home with students so they can use as a reference when they practice at home. Pictures of correct embouchures are included!
One page quizzes are included to help assess student learning and understanding. Also perfect to leave for a sub if you have to be away from your class.
Quiz Answer Keys
Convenient answer keys are included if you choose to use the quizzes as a sub activity.
Choosing a Player
These are one page guides that will be helpful to you when it is time to assign your upcoming beginning band students to instruments. These handouts include physical attributes to look for in potential players.
Some reviews from happy customers:
⭐"Words cannot describe how amazing this bundle is! I just downloaded it and scrolled through. The pics are so clear and there are tons of them! I cannot wait to use with my beginners. The quizzes and student handouts are great too. Thank you SO much for an outstanding resource! "
⭐"This is a game changer for me! This resource provides quality images for students who are visual learners, and some ideas to help clarify my teaching of each embouchure. I'm a relatively new teacher (5th year) and I am always looking for ways to improve and give my players a better foundation. Thank you for an outstanding product!"
⭐"This resource is going to be a big help with my beginner classes. The pictures are awesome and the director tips and worksheets are great. Lots of phrases and tips I've never heard of before- and I've taught for years. Thanks!."
⭐"Absolutely outstanding resource! I can't wait to start using this with my students! Wonderful pictures!"
⭐"I am so happy I finally purchased this set! There is TONS of helpful information for students AND teachers. THANKS!"
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