I realized some strict teachers work on wrist finger movement from the beginning while others don't and wait until students grow up and have intermediate level...
What would be a good approch?
The second is to do a variety of bowings in scales that require finger movement. I'm not talking about slurs, which is what people usually do, but bowings that require finger or wrist movement. It doesn't matter if the scale is 2, 3, or 4 octaves (though the latter will be hard!), but what you do with the bow. For example, you can do colle at the frog, or use the fingers to do a kind of portato stroke or hooked bowing. You can also do these exercises with simple etudes like Kreutzer #2.
We can also eat the oranges, but not during the lesson!
Ms. Sato did not state her daughter's age but my guess is that she is not close to 10 and, while girls tend to develop fine motor control a bit earlier than boys, completing all those neural connections takes time.
Yes, there are a few wunderkind who develop at a very young age. They are rare.
Tincture of Time works wonders. Be patient.
Or Mimi Zweig:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZFUUYWZaTM
In the middle of the video she goes through some of the basic Suzuki exercises
Soft juggling balls age better!
Three or Four? That is very young and I doubt that she has developed a lot of fine motor control in her hands.
I don't understand the drive behind parents of these very young children. Do they really expect their four year old to be featured on "From The Top" or be playing at the conservatory level?
At three, most children have difficulties handling a spoon. Mastery of a violin and bow at that age????
Then again, I have to remember that I'm child-free so I don't know what it is like to have a three or four year old in the house.
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I just did this myself today with a beginner student and the difference was amazing.