Our first Suzuki Music Lesson

Well…. Wesley had his first violin lesson this morning. In my option it when ready well. He was only a little shy with her, but not to the point where he was hiding on me. We spent the 30mins session, just learning how to hold our bow and violin. She also toned his violin for him. I noticed she was doing it by ear and I asked her if she had perfect pitch and it turns out she does. This wonderful because I would really like Wesley to learn perfect pitch.
She gave is some exercised to do. We have to practice moving our fingers individually, practice our bunny finger hold on the bow, and practice holding our violin with the giraffe stretch. She also taught me how to rosin our bow. Which I did as soon as I got home because I know life will get in the way if I didn’t do it right away.This was a pain at first because our rosin that came with the violin just didn’t seem to work, the hair was not turning white. Just as I was about to give up, I guess I worked it enough and it started to coat the hairs on the bow.
She said the violin we purchased is perfect, and makes great sound. The bow that came with it is less then perfect. However she said we would use it for now till he gets use to holding it. I’m going to contact the company I bought it from to see if they will replace it for us. If not I priced one out at our local music store where I bought him Suzuki book and shoulder rest today and they are only $28.
Anyhow all is well and Wesley even waited to practice in the car. I’m planning on having a practice session before evening story time. Lets hope this is still fun for him in a few weeks.

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2 Responses to Our first Suzuki Music Lesson

  1. indozine says:

    your blog looks good!
    keep it up!

  2. Karmeleon says:

    To many more violin lessons! 😉

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