Posted by Jim on December 19, 1999 at 15:36:34:
In Reply to: Tuba for my grandson posted by George Kean on December 19, 1999 at 13:23:36:
Forget it until he is older, like 9 to 11 or 12. Give him some musical experiences through a local music store or private music school that uses a child training and music experience curriculum, Yamaha, Suzuki, basic for young children. They can relate it to particular instruments if brought to their attention. There are some in most cities that deal with 2 years and up. However, the "toy" idea tends to satiofy an interest at this age that will fad fast and will not grow to serious effort at a later time when it might have counted with better preparation. Seriously look in your area for a "child musical exposure program" aimed at his age group and provide the finacial and emotional support. Buy him a 1 or 2 month program and see how it goes. You will do a great thing for him of lasting value and you Grandpa, will someday be very proud you did! Yes, there are "toys" out there. Try "TOYS ARE US."