Life, Love, and Passports

And the violins stopped playing

This academic year signals the start of my six-year-old daughters violin playing days. I’m quite excited about her learning to play her first instrument but I’m also somewhat terrified about the awful sound that usually accompanies the beginning stage. She seems really excited and I hope this enthusiasm will last until she masters the art of playing the violin.

My husband and I were summoned to the school by the tutor and given a talk along with a few other parents. It seems it will now be a family activity and at least one of us has to accompany our daughter to her weekly lesson. Failure to do so may result in our child losing her treasured place in the violin class. I’m now considering getting myself a violin and getting acquainted with the Suzuki method. We could be a mother and daughter team if all goes well.

So for the next few weeks we will be learning to hold a violin and bow along with listening to and memorizing the featured music. It all seems quite daunting at the moment but I’m positive that it will be a rewarding experience. Bring on the Suzuki method!


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