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From: Hannah (11/98)

I just want to share my own experience with piano practice when I was growing up. My first piano teacher told my mom NOT to make me practice, because that would make me resent the piano. I didn't practice regularly, but I played when I felt like it, and now I love to play the piano and am pretty good at it -- not concert quality, but I play much better than my friends whose parents forced them to practice. I'm afraid that forced practice would take all the joy out of playing, and I don't intend to force my own child to practice.

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