My daughter will be four next month. She has a violin and is starting to show an interest in actually learning how to play. I can't afford to put her into private lessons with a good teacher yet, but since I am a violinist myself, I am starting to teach her the basics. My problem is that she is very strong-willed and doesn't want to learn how to do it. She just wants to do it. For example, she doesn't want me to show her the correct way to hold the bow because she thinks she already knows how. She thinks that because I can play, she can be just like me. She doesn't realize that there is a lot involved and that she needs to get all of the basics right. I know it is hard to teach really young students, especially when they are related to you, but does anyone have any pointers? Thank you so much.
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