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Do you test students on brass before letting them play an instrument? It won’t help this year, but in future years…. Try them on baritone or trombone. Sometimes students can’t produce a sound on trumpet, but it comes easier on the bigger mouthpiece. If a student is tone deaf, any brass instrument may not work. Do you use a lesson book like Essential Elements that comes with a CD they can play with? Of course, if they are not practicing at home, you can talk until you are blue in the face- they won’t get any better.