She sat on the floor near the teacher, her long legs tucked under her orange and white gingham dress. The teacher set up the 4 year old we were watching. As the girl got nervous, the teacher asked if she should do the introduction to the piece. The little girl nodded. As the teacher’s bow touched the strings, there was a sudden intake of breath from the floor. The first note rang out and Soleil forgot to breathe. She sat perfectly still as the teacher and the 4 year old played a duet.
For 30 minutes Friday, we watched a violin lesson. And when it was done, Soleil said "And next time I will play!"
Yes, baby. Next time, we will have a violin for you. It may be too big at first, but we will have one for you!
Her eyes shown for the rest of the night as she spoke to everyone she knew about her violin lesson.
This, my friends, is something to see. When your child finds something to love and you can just watch the euphoria go through them. This is love.