Greetings, ye weary concert preparation masters! My 4th graders this year are learning the recorder. I have chosen to NOT let them take their recorders home to practice, fearing they won’t return. (I teach in a mostly urban district.) However I’m becoming more and more worried about my concert (in a month) as kids not covering holes and tonguing properly — things which they can only practice in class. I see them once a week for 45 minutes; however this time of year there’s a day off nearly every week!!
Please offer ideas or experiences. THank you in advance!!!