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Miyoung Mead said: Sep 15, 2011
 2 posts

I have a 10 year old who plays violin and is just starting out at a local group lessons. I also have a three year old I would love to get involved with violin.

Is 3 too young to play?
His birthday was in May… So he just turned three couple of months ago.

Irene said: Sep 18, 2011
Irene YeongViolin
160 posts

my daughter started at 2, so I don’t think 3 is too young. :)

Deanna said: Sep 20, 2011
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
90 posts

It depends on the child. I teach several 3 year olds. :) Generally, when several siblings within a family all play the violin the eldest child starts the latest. For example, the first child may start at age 7 or 8. The family then sees the possibilities and starts to understand that an early start is beneficial so they start their next child at age 3-4. I have one family who started their eldest at age 5 because several family members and friends had discouraged them from starting younger. They started their next two children at age 3, and the mom has told me on a few occassions that she regrets having listened to those who discouraged the early start.
So, 3 is not too young, especially for a second sibling who has already had the musical environment in place.

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