All wind instruments have proved to be too much to handle at once. The student has had a difficult time staying on the beat.
I think the student doesn't understand how to anticipate what is coming and time their hand stroke on the beat. This student is an absolutely amazing person in their generosity and kindness to others. I'm not sure how to approach the issue without crushing their feelings.
It isn't their fault and I need to find a way for them to be successful. They are currently on bass drum playing steady beats. If I continue to have the student play in pep rallies for junior high the band starts to crash because there is no steady beat (sounds like pop corn going off).
They are the only percussion student in the band for JH pep rallies.
What would you do?