When I started Parenting, I didn’t know much, but I knew my children would learn instruments and that we would homeschool. Learning began with playing music from day one, because, well... talking to a newborn seemed weird so I played music, sang songs to her and about her as we moved throughout our day. As time went on I learned how to talk, but the music became woven into our all day, everyday lives immediately.
Music time was ALWAYS fun time UNTIL.. I decided to start “formal lessons”.
Once there were specific, detailed skills to be mastered, (in hindsight) that’s when I became intense.
Because I had been teaching violin students for 10 years by then, I knew how to write notes, and figure out WHAT the teacher wanted. But it was a STRUGGLE to make these big goals fit into manageable, "achievable chunks" the size that MY child could chew and easily digest, making it easy and fun to accomplish.