Topic: Teaching Embouchure
I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for teaching embouchure? I am teaching a student from the very beginning, and on her first lesson, I told her to form a whistle, put the reed on the lower lip, and then roll it in over her teeth, keep the corners tight, and check to be sure her chin is flat. The next week, though, it didn't look right, so I went over it again, but now her lower lip is showing. I have another student who took lessons from a bassoon teacher, and her lower lip is also showing. So I was wondering, what are some signs to look for that an embouchure isn't right, and what needs to be done to correct it? Is embouchure something that you need to work on for more than one lesson, or is there a way to teach it that students can pick up more quickly?
Thank you in advance!