I have a group of 5 sixth form students studying a BTEC Level 3 course, despite not having done music for GCSE/BTEC Level . I arranged for them to have singing lessons (except 1 who plays guitar) and after 4 lessons, some have had less for various reasons, they are already moaning about not picking their own songs straight away. I have tried to explain why building a solid technique etc is important but they just don't seem to 'get it', and with the next part of their course heavily based on performing, I am sick of wasting so much time with them whining about it. Does anyone have any good tips or comments to bash them down with? I know it's partly down to their lack of any music classroom lessons for years but it still drives me mad!