I have a lovely SEN student, who is full of beans, very enthusiastic and a joy to teach (privately). The parent who attends too, does not understand why I start the lesson with a rhythm section. It settles the student down and helps with focus, but the parent looks upon it as being drumming and not what the lesson should be about. How would you deal with this? I think the parent looks upon it as a waste of lesson time. To me, rhythm is an essential part of learning music. I have never come across this before.