If a girl wants to ask her piano teacher (she is already being taught by the teacher constantly) to teach her how to play a song by piano, can she say

I like this song. Can you teach me?

without referring the song like "Can you teach it to me?"

I feel if you omit "it", the different nuance will be added as if she is asking another teacher to start to teach her.

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I think an established teacher would understand what she meant without "it to".

But over a long time, piano teachers don't usually "teach songs".

Rather, they teach playing piano and reading music by working on individual pieces, so she might be more likely to frame the request as "Can we work on this song?" or "Can you help me with this song?".

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