Earlier in the school year, I posted that difficult child had volunteered to be the accompanist for a Black History Month program/concert at her school. She cannot read music, nor has she taken any piano lessons - but she assumed that she could learn the necessary music listening and copying individual notes on her electronic keyboard. Since difficult child had not asked permission, nor consulted with her parents for taking on this assignment - we decided she could handle the situation on her own. IOW - her father and I have no intention of seeking out the teacher in charge and trying to extricate difficult child from the concert. So - since husband and I have heard nothing from the teacher directly...we are getting all of our info about the concert filtered through difficult child's fantasy world: Every few weeks, the teacher has given difficult child a new song to learn. According to difficult child, this is because the teacher cannot decide which song to sing for the concert. So when he has assigned a new song - she immediately forgets about the previous songs. Obviously, those are no longer important. There have been several rehearsals for the concert - of which difficult child has attended one. She feels there is no need to rehearse so far ahead of the concert. At the one rehearsal she did attend - difficult child's strategy was to wait until the singers started, and then play a basic chord or two to match their voices. She says the teacher told her that they really want to hear her play. This means, of course, that the program is really all about difficult child. The teacher even said that Black History Month was all about giving people a chance to shine - especially those that don't usually have the chance. difficult child explained that this means the teacher knows she is really talented, but her parents never let her perform. And finally, when I got my new 2013 calendar and wanted to fill in the date for this concert - difficult child explained that it hasn't been decided yet. What??? Oh yeah, the teacher doesn't seem to know when it will be... So...I don't know what to think. I know that difficult child is not the least bit prepared to perform at a public event. I wonder if she knows?