Re: Performing Posted by Ellen 11/1/2006 12:17:00 PM
Hiow about a frank chat with the owner?
Along the lines of "You know we've been good customers for a long time and we really appreciate all we've learned here. But one thing is making us very uncomfortable. We do not want to perform in any way. We don't like being pressured to do showcases and it's too bad that we have to leave the parties to avoid being put on the spot for spotlights. I'd like to come to an agreement that we won't be asked to perform at all in the future, so that we can feel comfortable continuing to take lessons here."
If he foresees a steady source of income heading for the door, I'll bet he (or she) agrees!