I am teaching piano to a 10 year old using the Suzuki 1 book. This child has no problem maintaining tempo when singing. Is it better for the child to use metronome to keep the tempo during practicing (she slows down during more complicated passage) or will using metronome can be counter productive to developing inner beat?
I would like references from music pedagogical literature on similar age group kid learning an instrument in the first few years.
Addendum: I should clarify that she has no problem playing the more complicated passages (having practiced them for weeks), but she still slows down and is not aware she does that until I points it out to her. I also tried playing together with her, which helps, but obviously we can only do that during the lessons.