Problems with 9 year old in the church choir
Date: November 29, 2010
The church choir I direct has a long history of including children in the adult choir, with some joining as soon as they could read, but it has never been a problem...until now. I currently have 4 kids in there, the 12 and 8 year old boys and 12 year old girl are giving me no problems but the 9 year old girl sings very off key, VERY loudly. She doesn't sing the right words, rhythms, or notes, and when the other sopranos get louder to try to cover her up she just increases her volume. It's very obvious that she wants to be the center of attention and very obvious that she doesn't realize what she's singing is not right at all. To make matters worse this isn't really a situation in which I can go to her parents because the child gets whatever she wants and her father, who is in the choir, seems to be completely oblivious to the situation. Any advice?