Private Lessons - How to get through "I Want to Quit"
Every student, even the most motivated, will go through periods when he or she doesn't want to practice and speaks about quitting their lessons. These periods can last for a few days or even up to a month.
The most common occurrence is when the "thrill" of taking lessons wears off (can be in a few months or up to a couple of years after beginning lessons), and the child must transition between being in love with their instrument to loving the instrument (much like a relationship).
Keep the following in mind:
- Kids enjoy their lessons MORE when they are practicing regularly.
- The less drama you create about the situation, the easier it will be to get through it.