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#beginquote# I would agree that forcing a child to play something they're not interested in will, in most cases, not have the best result. I'm not saying to deny the child the opportunity to play what they want to, though. If (s)he is really interested in a instrument, (s)he will find the time outside of school to develop that desire. A school setting is not (or at least should not) be a place to pander to the wants of kids. It's a place of instruction, and most of the time the instruction is in something that the kid really doesn't want to learn. If schools were to let kids choose whatever they want, then (as the Nicholson study predicts) our schools would churn out nothing but male drummers and guitarists and female violinist, with only a scattering of other instruments in between. And let's face it, the reason those boys want to learn the drums and guitars (99.9% of the time) is because they want to be a rock star, not a classical guitarist. So they'll stay interested in music class up until the point they learn the 3 chords they need to know to play 90% of all rock music, then they'll tune everything else out. Schools should be about maximizing the learning experience, and I believe, while there are many fine classical guitar works out there, most kids aren't learning the guitar so they can specialize in the classics. I could be wrong, though....... #endquote#
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