How do you get kids to listen...to anything? I have kids who will turn on a metronome, then proceed to play whatever tempo they feel like (and often a different one every measure). They have no concept (or maybe are just afraid to answer) of whether they are the melody or the harmony. When we finish a rep, they can't identify who had the melody (even if they WERE the melody!). I give online kids an assignment to play along with a recording, and they'll have the recording playing, but they don't play along with it. I just watched a kid completely ignore that he had an 8 measure rest to begin the piece, then looked very confused when he reached the end and the recording was still going.
Obviously I have not taught this skill well. What am I missing?