I had a music store back in the eighties from where I gave music instructions on a certain night.There was a room for that purpose only.There were 9 girls and 3 boys.The amount of knowledge they could absorb was stunning.
But,I had one student that DID NOT WANT to learn.Dad pressured her[even though he played]to have her take lessons from me.For the student,it was a traumatic experience.Her mother tried to make me give her lessons so I tried to allow her mom to sit in.No go.If the child made a mistake, the first thing she did was look at her mom.It became very sad as all the child did was cry.I finally told her mom,no more.I can and will not force anyone to play if the desire was not there.After her mother screaming at me and more or less threaten me,it was over.Poor child.At any time,[which i never gave much thought to]any student could have made an ugly made up story about me[he touched me!]and my world would never have been the same.In this day and age would I ever do it again??NO WAY
Same with Scouting.I feel after all the extensive Military training I have under my belt I could teach the skills of first aid, compass,all the basics a scout needs.No Way It only takes one incident to derail your life.Or one spoiled little child who is mad for whatever reason or another.[No playstation,T.V.,etc.]
I am a music teacher.
Your story touched my heart.