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Music lessons are about waaaay more than just learning an instrument.

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Music lessons are about waaaay more than just learning an instrument.

Lessons on music and life from Kay Barker of Musicologie. When I first started teaching private lessons, I had a little piano student who would scream at me in her lesson when I asked her to do almost anything. I would say, "Please open up your book to the song from last week," and she would slide her face inches from mine and yell "NO!!" I was horrified. What can you teach a child who won't open her book? Why was she so aggressively resisting seemingly benign instructions? I quickly learned that in a battle of wills against a 7...

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