Here is Eli, 12, practicing his violin. He started several years ago and it was a bumpy start. He complained and cried about going to lessons and practicing, so we let him quit for about 6 months until he got a little older. Today is his last day with Robin Keith, she's only qualified to teach the violin to book 4 of the Suzuki method (she is a cellist). We're onto a new teacher who is a violinist and plays for the local symphony.
It's interesting to listen to him play the movements of "Concerto in A Minor" by Vivaldi and remember when it wasn't long ago that he was struggling with "The Twinkles".
Part of the charm of our house gallery is that returning customers and friends get to see our kids grow in talent and stature. This is not your typical retail experience, but I dare say it's more rewarding. You get a local(back yard) hand made vessel and you know exactly where your hard earned money is going, ie. music lessons for the kids etc.