Hi all, I just started to teach piano to a beginner ( 9 year old girl) and since she has finished her Alfred Piano Basics Level 1B we are going to continue with Level 2. I am thinking of letting her do theory from the Alfred series as well but from my conversation with her mom she seemed a little reluctant, mentioning that the Piano Basics Level covers enough theory (which is definitely not sufficient). The student is also not going to sit for any exams, so its more of leisure playing So my question is, if we're not going to do theory, how am I going to teach for as long as 1 hour? I am thinking of giving 3 pieces a week, 2 from the Alfred and another from another book which probably is going to be music sheets if her mom is reluctant to buy another book. But from my previous experience a few years back my beginners classes were always in 30mins, so 1 hour without theory seemed a little too long. Are there any other suggestions how to incorporate theory into the class? I was thinking of getting her a manuscript book instead, and probably do some theory exercises, but I am not too sure if its too boring for a 9 year old. Any experiences/suggestions to share? I am all ears. Thanks.