Recently I started this new mentor program at the local Youth Symphony (San Diego Youth Symphony) to try and mentor some beginning trumpet players in an intermediate ensemble. The mentor program is a program in which players in higher level ensembles in the youth conservatory mentor younger musicians.
I have experience on the trumpet but I have almost no experience teaching.
Is there anything that I should tell new players, or are there things that I shouldn't mention to them at an early stage?
Also tips on teaching young students (ages 7-12) would be much appreciated.