I have been playing clarinet since 6th grade, and now I am a sophomore in high school. My band director is doing an instrument check that is for a grade. One of the things that we are required to have is a mouthpiece patch as part of the instrument check he is doing. I have never played with one since I started.
Should he require that everyone has a mouthpiece patch (single reed woodwinds) as part of the instrument check?
Does playing with a mouthpiece patch distort your embouchure while playing?