I would talk to the child and see how they feel about the lessons. Casually I couldn't say for sure because I don't know how old the child is. If the child is really young, I wouldn't think it would be right to force them. In an older child, they can tell you how they feel about about it more openly. Plus, if you force the child into taking lessons, they may be afraid to express their feelings about the piano. FYI...I was nine when I started it, and I really enjoyed it. I had lessons until I was 17. My daughter and niece both tried the lessons, and thought that after a few lessons, they could play as well as I could. It doesn't work that way. Make sure the child knows this before they start. If they have seen someone who plays very well, they need to know that it won't happen over night. I will take years.
at 11:56 PM on Jul. 13, 2010