I'm giving a clinic at the Iowa Bandmasters' Association's conference next week. I've been writing out what I want to say and compiling some hand-outs. Just out of curiosity (and just in case I missed something obvious!)...question to oboists:
If you had the undivided attention of 30-50 band teachers (am I optimistic in thinking that many will choose my clinic over several others offered at the same time?) for 45 minutes (1 hour including questions), what crucial information would you offer about starting young oboists successfully in band?