Posted by Deman on August 09, 2000 at 02:19:03:
In Reply to: calling all family men posted by Tim Brosnan on August 08, 2000 at 20:26:31:
: Hello there everybody.I need help with something;however,only those with kids might be able to help with this one(although i respect ANYONES opinion.)
: My son is almost nine.He is showing an interest in music(i started on bass when i was ten.)I bought him a bass,and have started to show him some things.
: My question;should i teach him myself?I can definitely get him started,but if he decides to continue,would he be be better off with another teacher?I feel that even though he shares my name,his own musical voice may not develope(he may become a clone of dad.)
: Some people have already said get him his own teacher.What do you guys think?
: Peace,and keep on groovin'!
I can't give this to you from the perspective of a parent...but, being a kid, I can give it to you as that...
I would have to say, at least to start, get a teacher. Although this may cause some conflicts if you and they use differing methods, and you try to correct those things (experience), it is well worth it. They have a perspective not available to you. They can see the student from a much less personal veiw. Also, on the practical side, a teacher is an unknown quantity. This helps motivate learning, and becomes an outside athority figure, good for enforcing practice time. You should let him come to YOU for advice and tips when he needs it, or when you feel he needs a tip. let him develop how he wants, and not how you see him. (it'll happen anyway...you can only hider the process) That's my two cents...
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