Dragonsong by Anne McCarthy
"She had to hear music sometime. She couldn't avoid it forever. And at least she could sing along with the others. But she soon found she couldn't even have that pleasure. Mavi gestured to her when the Harper began to tune his gitar. And when the Harper beckoned for everyone to join in the choruses, Mavi pinched Menolly so hard that she gasped.
"Don't roar. You may sing softly as befits a girl your age," Mavi said. "Or don't sing at all."
Across the Hall, Sella was singing, not at all accurately and loud enough to be heard in Benden Hold....."