My son is 11 years old and has played piano for almost three years. He is recognized as a great talent, has appeared on a couple of concerts, tv, radio, newspapers. He has a teacher who he meets every week and he is even takes lessons from a master concert pianist once a month.
We (his parents) have done everything that we possibly can to make it possible for him to learn and develop as a musician. BUT the problem is that he doesn't seem to be really interested in playing at all. He seems to be playing to please us (his parents) and all people who have expectations.
He doesn't like to practice daily and doesn't do it until we remind him. He almost never takes initiative. It is very hard for us to know what to do. We don't want to force him to play but at the same time we are afraid that he could miss the chance of his life if we don't. He is hugely talanted but very uninterested. I am also afraid that he cannot develop if he doesn't enjoy playing. What would you do in our place?
Thanks for your answers!