QUOTE(funkiepiano @ Oct 2 2007, 07:56 PM)
I've just taken on a new keyboard pupil at one of my peri schools, who's only Y2 and already known to be "the naughtiest boy in the school." I already know him a bit as I'm also the pianist in his school one day a week. He spends most of his school time in the corridor or in the headteachers office as he's too disruptive in lessons, I would say he has ADHD. He's had 3 lessons so far with another boy, and he just cannot keep his hands to himself especially when it's the other boy's turn to play. Yesterday I gave him a warning about this which he did not heed so I then sent him out but just for 2 mins, I don't want to do this too often as his mum is paying for the lessons, he is keen to learn and I want to give him a chance. One option might be to teach him on his own. any ideas?
Do you know he has a disorder? He may just be badly behaved..
His mum might be paying for lessons, but so are the parents of the child who is being disrupted, which isn't fair.
If you can teach him alone that's probably the best option - good luck!
QUOTE(hazel @ Oct 2 2007, 08:50 PM)
I hope the pupil he shares with is understanding / tolerant as this can make a big difference too.
I think that may be too big a burden to place on the other pupil.