Hello....I'm a 23 year old college grad with a music ed degree attempting to make a living as a bass teacher/gigger. The gigging side of things is going well, but the teaching side has been pretty hit-and-miss so far. I have 21 junior high students in the Arlington TX area, and while I've nailed down the organizational logistics of the lessons, I still feel that I am a little lacking in the content. I'm teaching classical bass in a strong school district. I myself didn't learn the upright until college, so I'm not as familiar with the methods and repertoire suited to that demographic. I'm doing research, and have ordered a truckload of music from Lemur, but I would appreciate any other general adviced any experienced teachers. *In your lessons in 7th-8th grade, how much time was spent on music being played in class, and how much was devoted to other pieces/etudes? *What are some good solos for this age group? Something challenging, but not too rough? (My collection is filled with silly stuff like Dragonetti, and I want to round it out some) *How much theory, ear training, etc did your teachers integrate into lessons? I only have 25 minutes a week with each kid--I want to teach them as much as I can, but I have limited time. Thanks for the help--I'm having a blast with the kids so far, and I think they're enjoying it too. I just want to improve my curriculum, and am eager for advice/opinions.