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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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.
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!!
Yes, looks like her brain is making sense of it. I was mostly concerned about the practice time, especially the more farther along into learning each instrument. But they are all string instrument hopefully practice on one will help the others too.:)
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. :)