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Take your first lesson to get to know your student and who they are and what they know. You can have them play or sing something that they feel comfortable with and like playing so they have some fun with it. This will give you a better idea of what level your student is at and where you can further their learning. Have fun and talk about their instrument, asking them questions about it and seeing how much they know. A student needs to have an understanding of their instrument and even voice to progress more as well. At the very end of your lesson, you could play or sing something together that is fun for them. Your student could be nervous about playing by themselves, so if you play with them it can help make them feel more comfortable.