I have several jr high students I've been teaching for anywhere from 4 to 9 years. They are all about the same age (6th-7th grade) and all seem to be losing interest. Contest aren't exciting for them. I give them a rich variety of music, but very little seems to excite them. Parents are starting to talk with me about letting them quit because they are tired of arguing with them. I get along very well with everyone, but can't seem to find the right motivation. It has been suggested that I help them accompany school choirs or create a recital at an area rest home. Has anyone tried these ideas or have any ideas to offer? I don't to lose these kids. They are all very talented and have a lot of promise!