My son decided to try piano lessons this year. He already takes cello and sax lessons. Over the Christmas break, he makes it known to us that while he still loves the cello and sax, piano is not for him. No big deal I thought. The piano teacher informs us that we signed a contract for the entire school year and we are obligated to complete the year. Problem: no contract exists and our requests for him to produce said contract has still gone unanswered. Right now this matter is in front of the school board but I did inform them that if they can't solve this problem ASAP, lawyers will be called. My son has been somewhat tight lipped on why he dislikes the piano but a note from the teacher has me pretty sure of the reason. From the last paragraph of the note, 'If they don't get much out of piano, you know as adults they will only say "my mother/father didn't make me practice. I wish they did."' In all my years of talking to people about music, nobody has ever lamented about parents not making them practice. Bottom line, my son hates piano because the teacher is an idiot. I get the feeling more people don't learn the piano for the same reason.