I have a new student whose mom wants to attend the lesson with her daughter. This is o.k. sometimes, but there are a few problems. First, the room is very small. It is also used for guitar lessons, so there are 2 amps, a stereo, 2 chairs, and a music stand. Usually when I have a violin student (which is what this one is), I close the door, and put the music stand between the stereo and the door, and there is just enough room for both of us. With mom there, there is no room for correct bowing. Also, everytime I ask the daughter a question, she looks to her mom for the answer. Also, the mom talks a lot, and even took up another students time. I appreciate that mom is trying to be supportive, but I'm not sure what to do here. I could understand if the child was under 6, but she is 12. Also, it is not fair that she takes someone elses time. I wouldn't mind falling a little behind, but I teach at a store, and I am there until close. Not only that, but the other students are on time, so they should be able to start on time.
What do I do?
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