Teaching fiddle to a young kid
This saturday I went with my 4yo friend to buy him a small fiddle. It’s a 1/8.
It happened because I play music with his squeeze boxer dad quite a bit and each time he comes and ask me to play. I always agree and just sit him on my lap and make him hold the bow. The last few kid songs we played together he was able to bow by himself. So, we got him a small violin. It was funny, in the store, he just grabbed the fiddle in a fairly good position and started bowing on it. The selling lady was impressed with his ability.
But I am writing this thread because I would like to get tips about how to show him how to play the left hand. Is it too early? Should I put some tapes as reference (I would take them away when appropriate)? He knows how to bow (roughly) so what would you suggest as the next step.
So, if some of you are teaching young kids and are ready to share your experience, I would appreciate.