a few lessons ago, my teacher mentioned to me as i was packing up my violin that she usually doesn't like to rush with teaching students vibrato for the first time, but that i'm moving along pretty well (i've been playing since june 1st of this year) and is contemplating introducing me to vibrato fairly soon. thus far i'm very pleased with my rate of progress, and it's exciting to hear myself playing pieces that sound like REAL MUSIC!!! when i first started my lessons, i figured it'd be a really long time (over a year) before i'd learn vibrato techniques. the comment made by my teacher did get me wondering...how soon into one's training do these techniques begin to get taught typically? obviously everyone is different and i'm sure it depends on an individual's progress. but for students (particularly adult students), when did you first start learning to play with vibrato? for teachers, at what point do you decide to start teaching this? are there certain "milestones" that need to be passed or particular techniques that need to be perfected before a student learns vibrato? also, how long does it typically take to become skilled @ vibrato? what challenges are usually presented? i'm definitely not in a rush to learn vibrato, especially if i'm not technically ready, but the prospect of getting to start learning it in the near future has left me with the above curiosities, so thanks in advance for any insight!
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