I teach a little 6 year old girl who tells me she needs to use the toilet during almost every lesson, towards the end. I always ask if she can wait 5 minutes and she always tells me that she can't.
I've spotted a pattern though. She's a very 'young' 6 year old who I've taught for just under a year, and to keep her interested I have to do lots and lots of 'fun' activities in each lesson. She loves using colour pens to draw notes on staves, clapping games, using a little bit of iPad for music-related activities, rhythm games with the metronome, making up tunes on piano with black keys, singing, listening to me play, asking questions etc. When we move back over to the piano to learn tunes from the book, that's when not long after, she will ask for the toilet. I really try and make the lesson as fun as possible, but the issue seems to be with learning piano. She talks non-stop to me and wants to ask lots of questions when we are at the piano, which I'm pretty sure is a distraction tactic as she knows it's near the end of the lesson. She knows to ask questions at the end, but still tries really hard to ask and will say she's not sure what note to start on or which finger number, when I know she does.
A few weeks ago we were running a bit late so I crammed 30 minutes worth of lesson into 20 minutes and had her doing loads of different things non-stop and there was no request for a toilet visit.
Her dad brings her to lessons and is aware of this. My toilet is utterly boring; just a small box room with a toilet and sink, so there's nothing 'exciting' in it for a young person to see. We've tried the 'go to the toilet before the lesson' tactic but that doesn't prevent it.
Also, I'm pretty certain she isn't actually using the toilet because the water tank is above my room and can be heard filling up once the toilet is flushed, and I don't hear this.
Do I just go along with it for now as she'll maybe grow out of it? Is it a sign though that she's perhaps not enjoying piano but enjoying all the other activities we do?