I wasn't lazy this time! It helps that I always have my microphone out, now that I livestream almost every day. ;) I even have my flute out from teaching lessons! I'm learning to squeeze in time to make videos instead of just waiting for an entire half day to film. There just isn't time for that kind of filming anymore! It's both a sad and happy thing. Sad because it was awesome to devote so much time to crafting fun videos and I don't get to do it quite like that anymore. But happy because it means I'm actually doing more of what I really want to mostly do--teach! It's rather bittersweet.
With regards to this video, I found myself telling this story a lot to my students! I use it to demonstrate just how long it really takes to learn a new embouchure. I want my students to know that it's not fair to themselves to expect to learn a new embouchure instantly. Our muscles just don't work that way! Even if you do miraculously get it a few times during a lesson, it still takes weeks to drill it into your subconscious. Yes, subconscious. That's how deeply you need to know a new embouchure. It needs to be something you know so well that you aren't even thinking about it--it's part of you now.
And hey, guess what. After all these years, I can still make this face on command, even if I haven't made it in a few weeks or months! I never have to think about it anymore--all thanks to those three months I devoted to learning it. If I can do it, you can too!! Finding the correct flute embouchure for you will not always evade you! You can do it!! :D