Should I let my child quit piano lessons?

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Do you know when kids begin to learn and play piano, different areas of their brain are simulated which is essential for the development and mental health? But what if your child wants to quit piano lessons?

Many parents deal with this awkward situation.

They don’t understand the pros and cons of it, as they don’t want to force their child either and compel him to continue piano lessons.

Today, we will answer this question and won’t give it any sugar-coating.

We will also mention the different pros and cons that are associated with this situation. We have put them together after extensive research and consulting with many parents and teachers.

Signs Your Child Is Not Interested

Some children won’t speak about their intentions openly.

You must understand on your own whether they want to quit the piano lessons or wish to learn more with unbounded enthusiasm. Since if they have lost interest, it would be utterly difficult for the teacher to improve their skills.

Many signs show your child is not interested in learning the piano, such as:

  • Your child won’t show any kind of motivation.
  • The piano learning activity isn’t pleasurable anymore.
  • It wracks depression on them or irritates them.
  • They aren’t trying to be perfect in their skills.
  • It is difficult for the teacher to make them engage in.

If you are noticing these signs, it means it is time to make some decisions.

Should I Let My Child Quit Piano Lessons?


You shouldn’t let them quit straightaway.

This will make a bad impression on them and create a very negative impact on their personality. For example, this makes them believe that quitting in life is easy. Everything that will irritate them, they will just ignore or quit.

Think of their life as an adult. You can’t just quit everything that annoys you or have your zero interest. It is pertinent to handle things cleverly and achieve your goals, even if you have to work hard for them. If your child thinks learning piano is hard, motivate them instead. Set goals for them, reward them and tell their teacher to pick the easy options.

When your child will take piano lessons as a challenge, and receive the rewards constantly, he will be motivated to practice and learn on his own.

So, as a parent, you must help your child through every step of their journey.

If you’d let your child quit piano lessons easily, this decision will turn into a lasting regret for both you and the child.

Teach your child that challenges and discipline are good for life. Don’t push them to do well always. Just focus on making them consistent.

Consistency in any field is a ‘BEAST’. It teaches the children how to push through frustration, work hard even if the odds are against them, and never lose hope. Also, it teaches them there is a strong link between hard work and joy. If something is not pleasurable right now, it can become a reward and gratification later. All they need is to stay on the course and ‘Learn’.

Is It Good To Keep Pushing A Child?

Of course, it is NOT.

You can’t keep on pushing a child through their resistance.

There is a limit and you must know about it. If the push is flooding them with depression and there is no sign of improvement, it is better to let them quit.

At the end of the day, it is always about loving your children and respecting their wishes. Plus, too much pressure and making them work against their wishes all the time can damage the situation even more and make them learn incorrect things.

For example,

  • They will learn it is fine to waste your money.
  • They will go against your decisions more in the future.
  • They will start believing they don’t have any talent.
  • They will lie to you over and over again.
  • They will start hiding their emotional pain and feelings.

The whole point is to get them motivated, not damage them emotionally and psychologically.

Also, you must understand there are some specific conditions that you can resolve cleverly and build your child’s interest in the piano lessons again.

Let us give you an example.

Some children have innate talent but they don’t find any joy in learning. They love the instrument, spend time with it, but keep on playing the incorrect notes, which sometimes irritate the teacher and the parents as well. If this is the case, let your child have fun, don’t let it bother you a bit. Let them be terrible because we guarantee, if they are happily spending time with the piano, they will surprise you very soon and start playing great out of the blue.

Similarly, if there is no talent, only fun. Let them have fun. And, if they don’t learn anything even after a couple of months, it means it is time to change the teacher. There is probably no student-teacher chemistry.

Apart from this, you can also compel the teacher to work on their favorite songs first to develop their interest. Once they learn and practice their favorite songs, they feel the urge to learn more, and that’s how they keep on learning and eventually turn into a better piano player.


Bear in mind that if a child is not interested in piano lessons, it is not always because of the teacher. Therefore, don’t harass the teachers or treat them with a bad attitude.

In most cases, the age of the child matters.

If they aren’t taking any interest today, there is a high chance they will love to have piano lessons after a couple of years to impress their friends.

So, keep on encouraging your child.

Introduce the idea, try to influence them, flood them with rewards, but in the end, let them follow their passion. This is the only way to make good memories, have a great relationship with your child, and turn them into a successful, contented person.

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