Questions: Does this sound forced or natural. Are your lips hard or soft right now. If you’re too low how do you fix that. Etc.
Specific feedback: That was a natural clear tone, your fingers are curved and relaxed, your feet are flat on the floor, your sound was a little wavy, your back is not straight. Etc.
Kids need to know how they are doing good/bad and what tools/tricks use to try and improve. If we do our job right they won’t need us anymore
Right now we’re focusing a lot on tone and control. Most of the class can play G w/ an acceptable tone-about 75% sound really good (Most of the time). . Started our first slur today from G down to C. Quality is WAY better than quantity for a while.
When a kid can turn a sound that starts crummy into a better sound by correctly diagnosing and making the proper adjustments that’s when the magic happens.