I have been teaching violin full time for about 6 months now, mostly beginners. The mother of one of my students is anxious for her daughter to learn positions and vibrato. The daughter previously studied suziki method and is in book 2. She just moved up to a 3/4 size violin and is not yet playing in tune consistantly. She also does not pay attention to details in the music ie; often misses accidentals, dynamics etc. even when reminded many times. I don't think she should learn positions or vibrato til she can play in tune in 1st position. When is it appropriate to teach either positions or vibrato?
Thanks for your input
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