i made a deal with my 11yr old without thinking all the details through. my 7yr old wants to learn to play violin. right now i don't have the time or money to get him "real" lessons so i asked my 11yr old if she would teach her brother the basics. she's been playing for 3yrs & is a wonderful musician. i told her she could give him 5-10min lessons a day, just the basics; strings, plucking, bow hold, etc. if she did this i would give her "points" for every time she gave him a lesson & after she got so many points i'd get her a new bow. (the one she has now isn't really a great one).
the part i didn't think through? how many points to give per lesson & how much she needs to have to get a new bow. why oh why didn't i think all that through first?! i do have time to figure it all out because we just started this over the weekend but i'd still like to figure it out. any suggestions mamas?
oh, bows can be as low as $75 & go up from there. my daughter tends to lean more toward higher end instruments & bows (we went looking at bows one day & the one she fell in love with was $345). i'll definitely have a price limit on the bow, can't afford a really nice one. should i simple have each lesson be a point which equals $1?