Friday, January 18, 2013

:: Family Happenings - we bought her a violin . . .

So . . . a few months ago Ava started violin lessons.
I guess I didn't realize how difficult it would be.
That I would need to be there to practice with her everyday.
It definitely hasn't been easy.
And she's tried my patience on multiple occasions.
(okay . . . maybe every time we practice)

But I'm looking for suggestions.
Suggestions on how to make practicing (any instrument) fun!
Anyone?  Ideas?

But, with all this being said, I am so proud of her.
She played 'Mary had a Little Lamb' at her recital in December and I thought it was
great for a 4 year old who'd only played for 2 months.
(even though the ending might have been made up by her)

So, what do you think?


  1. How about a practice chart with some type of reward system? I am proud of both of you!

  2. so beautiful to see your daughter with violin.
    I also using reward system to my Adeline(5 yrs old) of practicing piano.
    I'm not sure about your place, but Malaysian kids love stickers, so I will tell her when she plays a song for 5 times (e.g. twinkle twinkle, London bridge...), she get to choose 3 stickers.
    It works!! the next day she took the music book and start practicing without my reminder.
    when she finished, she just ask 3 stickers from me.
    you can try.... LOL