New Parent Alert!

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 Yeong160 posts

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

Deanna said: Sep 20, 2011
Suzuki Association Member
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.

This topic is locked. No new comments can be posted.

You must log in to post comments.

A note about the discussion forum: Public discussion forum posts are viewable by anyone. Anyone can read the forums, but you must create an account with your email address to post. Private forums are viewable by anyone that is a part of that private forum's group. Discussion forum posts are the opinion of the poster and do not constitute endorsement by or official position of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Please do not use the discussion forums to advertise products or services