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Is it all right for a child to learn to play three musical instruments at once?


I have my daughter play the piano, which she has done for two years now, plus she joined orchestra in school and is learning how to play the violin, plus she is joining an ukulele orchestra and will have to learn to play ukulele soon. I am wondering: Is that too much for a nine-year-old? Or is it better to expose her to a variety of music, instruments, and teachers to foster her love for music?

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Sanjay Sharma (SANJAY LAKHANPAL) says

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    DaisysJourney 2 years ago

    Agreed! I started piano at 4, added violin at 9, and voice lessons at 14. It made sense and all three stringed instruments (piano, violin, and ukelele) are like cousins :) Let her feel the love of music!!


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    Robie Benve 2 years ago

    She chose to learn all three instruments. They are all optional classes that she could take, and she asked to join, two are in school, one (piano) is privately. But she's not forced to play neither, it's her choice.

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    Robie Benve 2 years ago

    Thanks for defining her gifted. :) She's a smart girl, cheerful and outgoing. I have the feeling that it'd be more the music practices to suffer from play-dates than the other way around. :) You're right she needs my full support, and she got it. :)

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