I have a 10-year-old daughter who plays the violin and is progressing very nicely, exhibiting talent, and has fallen in love with the instrument. My 8-year-old son, on the other hand, plays the cello but is average at best. They both have been taking for 2 years and I wonder if it's worth it to have my son continue in an activity where he does not show a lot of promise. He actually plays in tune but really doesn't have a whole lot of musicality, has the tendency to rush through his songs, and it's a battle to get him to practice. He says he does not want to quit, but I wonder if he's just saying that because he knows how important it is to me that my children have a good music foundation.
At which point do I consider that he has as much foundation as he needs and that it's up to him whether he should continue with the cello.
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