I have a student who's a 12 year old girl. She's been taking lessons with me for a little more than a year. She plays a half size bass. She also plays the alto sax. I'm running into trouble regarding material to cover during our lessons. We first went through the String Builder book, which she did very well with and moved rapidly, and then we worked on the pieces she had to play in her school orchestra. Again, she did well and was moving along. I decided to introduce Simandl around this time in conjunction with the scales, arpeggios, and etudes I had her start doing. I could tell right away she didn't like Simandl, (some students just don't) but I went really easy on her with it and just tried to get her through major scales (the easier ones like C, G, D, F). At some point I even began writing out arrangements of tunes she liked, such as Christmas carols, movie themes, etc. Easy melodies she could handle and be happy playing. Problem is that at this point she needs to progress. She needs to start tackling other scales, progressively harder pieces for her age, etc. She doesn't want to do it. I've had a few talks with her father about it, because she definitely shows talent and alot of promise for her age. I don't want to turn her off the bass, but I don't want to baby her either. I mean, we have to do SOMETHING during the lessons other than repeat what we already know.... I know there's a ton of literature at Lemur, but I was hoping for a few suggestions from you guys who might know what would be good. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.