Okay, mom. Just who is this piano for, anyway?
This is something my mom actually admitted to me years after I had started taking lessons. Truthfully she loved everything I played, but she really loved it whenever I played classical pieces. So while she said it was important that I get a well-rounded training that covers classical music, IN REALITY she had a hidden agenda.
Not that I'm complaining, though! I actually grew pretty quickly to appreciate classical music (I freakin' love me some Debussy and Chopin).