Artsy kids....

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Artsy kids....
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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 1:34pm

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Registered: 04-09-2006
Wed, 11-30-2011 - 11:46am

My youngest really enjoyed a small keyboard, with smaller than normal keys and lots of special effects and some preloaded tunes. She liked to play around with the special effects and change the speeds on the preloaded tunes, making one in particular (a sort of fiddle tune) go faster and faster as it went along.

For later, if the small muscle control issues persist, I'd think a keyed instrument might be a good choice. Some instruments don't require a lot of dexterity, like the French horn (usually not played at lightning speed) but are plenty challenging even so. Harmonicas are inexpensive and sufficiently noisy. I gave my kids recorders when they were very young, but it was years before they were viewed as fun to play. And there could be percussion in his future. I wouldn't really rule out anything...about half of my violin students seem to have more physical aptitude for violin than I do, but I've learned to play at a good amateur level all the same.

Deborah

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