I love your faces in the older video! I can't believe how well they are playing! So cool that you can all play together :)
Love that video of Jingle Bells! Makes me hope that my baby girl wants to play violin as she gets older! ;) (She'll definitely play a musical instrument, but we haven't decided yet if we'll just go with violin, or let her choose something else if she so desires.) I invited my older students who are good(ish) sight-readers over for a Christmas Carol Sight-Reading Party this December and I hope to make it a tradition now, because it was really fun to read carols arranged for four violins etc, and then eat cookies and drink cocoa with them. All the hard work of teaching young ones music really does pay off in moments like those!Also, I love your violin cookie cutter. ;)
I used to say I would never teach my own children to play violin - but it is working out and it brings me such joy to share this with them. Now that we can play together, I am so glad I didn't continue to resist. My students are gathering at a local nursing home to play on Wednesday, then we'll be decorating more of those violin and note shaped cookies and drinking hot cocoa!
The key is to play together! You found it! All music should just be "playing together" with a little coaching thrown in :) So much better than "lessons" when it's your own kids :)Thanks for the post!