P.S. I once had an adult student, who studied quite a long time. Her main goal was to be able to play Christmas music at Christmas time, at her home, for her family. We worked on Christmas music year round. She played some other things as well, but come Christmas she had some nice Christmas music to play for her family. She once performed duets with me at a local mall where I perform. It freaked her out...she was so nervous. Performing in public was nothing she wanted to do. I never expected out of her what I expected out of other students even other adult students. She came to me with set ideas of what she wanted. She also had limiyed ability. I accepted her under those conditions and that's what we did. She is no longer a student but became a friend who I have lunch with once a month.