My students are all quite keen on the subject of learning their instrument, and go surprisingly fast through the material. Properly, though. However, I have yet to find a school that satisfies my needs and the speed of my students. I have several issues, I would like to intensify with practice. But the schools hardly offer enough material. And I have to admit such a nice book as Time Pieces for Flute is just an appetizer for my students. They go through the stuff in no time. How do you handle this? How many books aside the school do you ask for of the parents/students for additional practice material for a specific grade?
I know that some teachers obviously do a few pieces, especially for grade preparations and then go on to the next grade. But that is not how I want to work with my students. I want them to know exactly what they are doing when they go on to the next grade. And my motto still is, try try try and try again - as much different things within a grade as possible (and necessary).
What is your approach? How do you handle additional material?