I need some ideas and help on a situation. There is a fellow who has been diagnosed (by a real M.D... not friends, lol) with an incontenent pallete. Basically, when he plays, he is leaking air through the flap in the rear of the throat that leads to the nose. So when he plays, one can physically feel air leaking from his nose. There is a surgery available to fix the problem, but that should only be as a "last resort". We have found that working a lot on tounging has helped somewhat... however, it is still unsatisfactory.
Have you ever come across this isssue? How have you rememdied it? I've done some research but the only available options I seem to find it "live with it" or "get surgery". I do not like either of those options for him.
This seems to be a recent development as well. The gentelman is over 40 and has been playing for several decades.