He started his lessons in January. You might think that I am crazy doing this with him with 4 week old Bevin tagging along? I would agree, but I HAD to follow through with a commitment that I had started back in September. You see, the whole premise of the Suzuki Method is that is that all people are capable of learning from their environment. Which means that in order to learn the violin, it must be a part of our normal environment. (Which it has not been. Neither I or my husband have played the violin or currently play any musical instrument regularly for that matter) So I learned how to play the violin first! I was scared and when I found out that in order FOR ME to graduate I had to learn to play 6 variations of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on a full sized violin. Who? Big 'ole pregnant me? Yes. And I did it! In fact, I finished my class and played my "recital" a little over a week before giving birth. I was large and I KNOW I looked ridiculous but I did it and now I can play the violin. It was way easier than I imagined and I learned the same way that Luke is now learning.
|Luke in "rest position" with his teacher.|
|Luke with his best "bow hold"|
|It has been fun watching all of these kids progress! We used to observe the little boy behind Luke in his lesson back in September when I was learning to play. Part of the learning process is observation.|
|Pretty good form I would say for 4?!|