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Have you asked him what he likes to do? Engaged him in a conversation about music?
I often have lunch with the kids and establish a different kind of relationship that way. A kid might open up during lunch.
Have you had him sing or do something for you alone, or asked him to invite a friend and do a small less anxiety provoking lesson?
Or..can you make him be a leader somehow? Have him choose something to bring to the music class?