My 7 year old son has been doing Suzuki violin for about 2 years.
His teacher usually spends 40 min out of his 45 lesson telling him about his bad posture (violin pointing down towards the ground) and hardly practises 1-2 pieces each lesson. He's up to Minuet 1 now but the teacher very rare teaches him new pieces during the lesson and is not happy when I'm doing it it a home- I'm a pianist, not violinist.
I'm doing it because otherwise he will compeletely loose any interest in violin. The teacher always says that the shoulder rest is not good - we tried a lot -and he cannot progress further without my son holding the violin properly. I understand that the posture is important but I think for young children and especially for not so patient boys it's even more important not to lose interest.
What is you opinion - is it possible to not concentrate so much on his posture and get back to it when he's a bit older?
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