QUOTE(Aquarelle @ Jun 10 2007, 01:30 PM)
When I was a child and said â€œIâ€™m sweatingâ€ my mother used to say â€œHorses sweat, men perspire and ladies gently glow.â€ Well I didnâ€™t - and donâ€™t - glow â€“ I sweat - and unfortunately it is down my face the rivulets run and I canâ€™t hold my flute against my chin. It slips all over the place.
One of my flute pupils has the same problem. Has anyone please got a suggestion? It is very hot here and neither the room we have to use for exams, nor my teaching room, nor the room where we have our concerts have air conditioning.
For the pianists I provide cold water and towels in the exam room (and a fan for the examiner!) and I have used antiperspirants or talcum powder on hands but I donâ€™t know if anyone has a special trick for the flute.
how about wearing one of those 'head-bands'??? I know, at first I was laughing at the idea, but maybe you could disguise it with a nice 'bandana' which suits the style of your clothes? it will not stop you from sweating but may stop the sweat running down your face? sorry I can't come up with anything more clever than this at present.....