By The Wiz
My daughter has learned an invaluable lesson. She has learned that she can fake her way through a piano lesson without having to practice, based on smarts, luck, and the fact that she’s still a beginner and the lessons are still fairly easy.
I don’t want her to think she can go through life sailing by unprepared. I also don’t want her to think she’s stupid and needs to spend hours at the piano each day to master “Mary Had A Little Lamb.”
She loves the piano, she loves her teacher, she loves recitals, she hates to practice. History repeating itsef, I guess. I always hated to practice as a kid, too. How to get her to practice? Points worked for a while, but the novelty wore off, even though she can earn a toy after earning so many. I remember nothing that my mother tried that was successful in getting me to practice long term. And she tried many things. Maybe I was just supremely stubborn as a child. Advice would be greatly appreciated.
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