upgrade violin for my mother's day present


Irene said: May 7, 2014
Irene Yeong160 posts

I hv an entry level violin. Been Practising violin for 20 minutes daily, only can afford this much time. Working mother for a 5 year old that also practice violin , piano daily. Wondering if I should upgrade violin to a better quality, for more quality time, and keepsake for my daughter…
Reward myself with a good violin, also as parent should I follow my daughter's suzuki syllabus or different learning approach for adult learning? Thanks.

Anita said: May 17, 2014
 40 posts

Hi, Irene. It's great that you're also learning, along with your child. After 4 years of lessons for the kiddos, my husband bought me a violin for my birthday last year and yeah, I follow the Suzuki repertoire in lessons with their teacher. I've done tons of listening to the Suzuki songs, after all! She also supplements with other method books (Doflein) as I already read music. I also play simplified fiddle songs.

It's fun to do with your child or children, and they just love showing off their expertise and being the "teachers" and correcting mom. (They really love this!)

An "entry level violin" can mean just about anything. If you enjoy playing it, it sounds great, and you're motivated to practice on it, why switch? Of course, if you just want to buy a more expensive, better violin (treat yourself) and you can afford it, go for it! :-)


Irene said: May 26, 2014
Irene Yeong160 posts

Thanks Anita, finally upgraded the violin and bought a good violin case. My playing is still awful, still at Minuet 2 in Book 1 but working on it. :)
I know the theory of learning violin coz' I sit in , during my daughter's lesson, but probably, made a lot of mistakes and not aware of it.

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