For my 6th grade beginner classes - I don't intend to start the Fl Cl Tr Tb instruments until probably January. For first semester I intend to do a lot of Percussionish rhythmic reading, counting, theory and instrument history type of lessons. I also intend to use Piano Maestros/Monster Musician App since all my students have iPads.
But I know my Music Stores (that heavily depend on my 300+ students) will be chomping to start renting based on the August rental night.
Are you keeping your Beginning of the Year Rental Night?
When do you plan to have it?
Are you going to have kids rent in Aug/Sept and have an instrument at home, but not get class instruction on it until January?
I will only see a class of 25 students every 4 days for 50 minutes. Maybe you have suggestions of what you're doing/ what I should do?
Right now this year is Worse than that Carol GD Baskins!