My very talented 15 year old hates to practice. She can get away with not practicing for her school orchestra and even her youth symphony (she sits first chair!). She has a lot of natural talent and a great ear. She is finishing up book 9 Suzuki. Her teacher is getting frustrated with her and I have tried everything to get her to practice. My husband says "What's the fuss? Isn't she good enough? She's having fun playing, why ruin it with practicing if no one except her teacher notices." Maybe he is right. She does not want to be a violinist when she grows up, and she is picking up her violin every day for rehearsals. But I hate to see her not working up to her potential. She loves playing her violin and does not want to quit, she just hates to practice! Is this a phase? Did any of you go through this when you were young? Any suggestions to help her want to practice?
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