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Having the students firm up on the embouchure can help, or even playing with slight changes in mp angle or position. Though this all depends on the child’s physicality. I have had similar problems with a student, though it was this instrument. Are the mouth pieces fitting into the receiver properly? If the shank doesn’t go in the proper depth, they will always be flat, or sharp. Try having the students buzz pitches along with you, and model for them proper embouchure techniques. Hope you can resolve this.