We are all for music lessons for all our kids and if they wanted to try something new, we first sit them down and talk to them about the cost and also to see how serious they are in taking the class and not just because one of their friends are doing it. Normally, my kids have a good head on their shoulder but once in a while they kind of surprise us with, lets just say different thinking. Parenting is all about compromising and bringing out the best in your kids and hoping that they will grow up to be good adults with responsibility and accountability in whatever they do or purchase.
So when the youngest asked for classical guitar lessons and guild classical guitar , we told him that we will provide the classes but he needs to save up for the guitar. So all during the summer, he mowed the lawns of our neighbors and his grandparents and did odd jobs here and there and was a hobo and collected recycle bottles. Now don’t get me wrong, we are not mean parents or stingy parents but by doing this, we are building character in our kids, everyone of them did that at one point or another in their lives. And thus far, they never come to think that money grows on tree and they know that they have to work for stuff and that nothing just land on their lap. I don’t know how other parents method of teaching are but this is how our rules are around our home.