I'm new to teaching the piano (mid-career switch) and have had one student for a year now. She just turned 7 last December and was almost completely new to the concept of music when I started teaching her. I'm actually having some serious issues teaching her, but I'd expound on that in another thread when I get certain things sorted out.
A couple of days back, I was going through A Dozen A Day (Mini) with her when we came across our first triad (C E G). She tried it a few times but was unable to play it without her 4th finger going down as well.
Why does that actually happen? Small hands/weak fingers?
What should I do to correct it?