How young is too young?
This is a spin off from the "sessions with your kids" post.
How young is too young? We intend to teach our son trad. Ok - so he’s only 8 weeks old now..but we have to start thinking about it right ?
The reason for this is because I wish I had been taught and made to learn when i was younger - I got into the music when I was almost 18 and some of my friends have a 14 year head start on me. And you can really tell! You just cant gain back that kind of time. And also kids really do pick up things much better. 18 although ok age to start - still wasnt the ‘best’ age to start. And to be honest - I blamed my parents for a long time for not making me learn. They were the ‘She’ll pick it up if she wants to’ type- I mean - what good is having a musical family if no one teaches you to play?
So i was thinking the flute for my son, how young is too young? What about the stretch on the flute? Can a child technically learn at 4years or would they have to start on the whistle first? What would be a good instrument if not the flute - and not the button box or fiddle as we’ve already got those in the family🙂