I have a 16 year old female student.
She refuses to play forte. She hates whatever I assign her to play, and rarely practices.
I canNOT get her to play loud. She plays everything mp-mf and says she doesn't like playing loud.
In her piece, "Meditation" by Massenet, there are some fortes. I explained that this is what Massenet wrote, and that she should have more of a range of dynamics. She won't.
I tried having her play just ONE note loud. I got maybe a mp out of her. That's it, I just don't know what else to say to get her to play out. She won't.
Can anyone offer some advice?
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