I have a student who has been working on a wonderful Sonatina by Beethoven. Progress, however, had been slow over the past 5-6 weeks. At her most recent lesson, she played the 2nd movement beautifully, a huge leap from the past week. When I asked her what had made the difference in her playing, she thought about it and said, “My mom. She made me play it over and over and over.”
Thanks to mom for making this student realize that hard work pays off. I hope the lesson sticks!