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I agree, starting with going over instruments so that you can play them is important. I cant imagine starting out band kids without being able to demonstrate a proper playing position or sound for them. In addition to that, knowing your fingerings is also very important. To me though this is all just the basic level.

The really difficult step is learning to deal with older kids, set up your classroom for success with the right music and discipline and being able to correctly identify problems students are having either playing or behavior and dealing with them quickly and successfully. Absolutly find out what the current teacher is doing, learn all of the tradition and figure out what the kids are used to.