I started teaching my daughter(11) trumpet this week. I want to sort of keep a journal (so to speak) of her progression as a student, and my progression as a teacher. Being as this is my first attempt, I would appreciate you guys looking in every so often and giving me guidance. I've got her playing a 10-1/2C and a 7C for a week or so and then letting her pick the most comfortable one. The horn is an Olds Special so hopefully, she'll get a lot of years with it. It's day three now and she's using low C as her base note and working from there. We will work up to the A (whole, not chromatic yet), and then work down from C to the G (whole, not chromatic). I'm stressing tone over range, pronouncing "TU", keeping her corners tight, relaxing from shoulders down, using full breath support, and hearing the note before she plays it. I also need to teach her how to read music. She plans on being in the band next school year.
Thanks in advance for any pointers and tips!!