I have two reasons for writing this. 1. I have my own kids who want to learn instruments and develop their talents. 2. I'm looking at helping develop the talent of a 10 year old kid who shows a lot of promise.
I'm curious about people's thoughts who've had experience with either issue.
First, with my own kids, my 4 year old (nearly 5) daughter wants to learn violin and piano. We have a piano, and I just bought her a small scale violin that fits her. We're ready to roll. Any suggestions on teachers on the Franklin area? Also, how young is too young on Piano? She likes to sit and play, but won't let me teach her. She'll let a "teacher" teach her, though. I was the same way with my mom when she tried to teach me.
Second... So I found this kid who's 10, nearly 11. She has a super unique voice, and has tremendous potential. But as it stands now, she's just another 10 year old who can stand up and sing in church. But her tone is so unique. She's a cute kid, not tons of personality, but enough to get by (in other words, probably not a disney kid potential). My goal is for her to work through voice and piano lessons. She could be studio ready for kids music within a very short period of time. I'd like to get her that experience. I'm not looking to sign her up for an album or two just yet. I just want to help develop her talent, and see where it goes from there. But if I'm right, I think she'll have her first album out within five years.
So here's what we're doing: 1. voice lessons. 2. Piano lessons.
Simple enough, right?
I doubt it. What experiences have you all had?