Hi all, I'm super frustrated. My dd is 10. She started piano through her school. Although her teacher was very sweet, she does not stress reading music. The books she used (I've since learned from other piano teachers) are not great at teaching reading music.
So after two years of music lessons, she is done. She used to love the piano, but it is very hard to advance in an instrument by memorization only. She even created her own song once, which was really good. But if I sit down w/ her w/ flash cards to name the notes (I don't know how to play piano, but teacher suggested naming notes. She has no idea what the keys are except c and d. This is not good!
My younger dd started w/ a different teacher who is great at teaching reading of the notes. She has excelled (could be natural talent or the teacher) and loves to pound away on the keys, like her sister used to. Since we are hs'ing both next year, I told older dd she would switch to new teacher. She doesn't want any teacher. She refuses to consider it.
I'm really frustrated. I think she would *love it* if she felt more confident, but she doesn't want to do the work to get there. ANy thoughts?