I mean, obviously it's not relevant to a 4 year old, but there are infinite interpretations you can use for pg. 1 alone, so many of which can be incredibly fun, so long as you enjoy practicing in general.I never said it wasn't worthwhile, just that it's not fun, and best left to the self motivated.
What I want is for her to enjoy playing as much as I do. I wish I had started early.Give her some percussion instruments to play with and leave her alone. If you get her a teacher get someone specifically trained to teach young children. If you harbor any dreams of turning her into a child prodigy, seek psychiatric care immediately.
Walter White the hell out of it then .. Meth is like Adderal on steroids: it will increase the kid's capacity to focus something fierce!!!I used to teach chemistry at university. How would I know about drum teaching to kids?
Probably have to do Patina and Bronze; (B20 cymbals) always questions about that chem reactions..Any question you like buddy...!
A lot of four-year-olds are much more capable than many DFOers are giving them credit for, but I'm surprised no one has mentioned hearing protection yet.
Whenever she wants to. It needs to be fun for her though - don't kill the fun. There's be time enough to buckle down as she gets older.My grand daughter (aged four, bless her) has seen my kit at home and is fascinated by the whole business of drumming. She has announced that she wants to play too, like her grand dad. What would you say is the best age to start and do I set about it with her? Her feet don't even touch the pedals on the bass and hi hat! Advice?
I'm very sorry, I can't even begin to fathom to what extend this has become the de-facto reference for pretty much anything chemistry related. And how annoying that must be for you serious academicians and scientists.God I hope so. I am SO looking forward to it all
And yes - the Walter White thing? HOW many times did I get asked if I could make meth?
The kid is obviously enjoying himself. To me, it's far more destructive to have 9- to 11-year-old Little Leaguers playing on ESPN or, worse yet, sending 16-year-old gymnasts (and figure skaters) out to complete in the Olympics on worldwide TV. I don't think many young drummers have developed eating disorders.This kid seems to be having fun, I think he enjoys the attention from the crowd more, but he's feeling the music. But to put that on TV? What's that all about? How much work did his parents put into making that happen? Seems unhealthy. I have the same thoughts about Nandi Bushell, although she's older which makes it less troubling. Nothing she's done has been without an absolute ****load of parental involvement. Which is cool on one level, doing stuff like this as a family is fun, challenging, and rewarding. But it's a lot of work and pressure.
One of the hardest things as a parent of a talented kid is to not get upset or angry when you see them not putting in work to build on what they've already achieved. It may seem like they are squandering a great gift, but in reality they are just being kids. You have to remember that they are just kids. As a parent, your perception of time is WAY different than theirs. You see 5 years as a blink of an eye, they see 5 years as half of a lifetime.