Reply To: Starting on horn in 4th grade–yea or nay?
After reading these posts and considering the situation, I’ve decided that there is no good reason for a kid not to start horn in the 4th grade.
Sure, it’s difficult, but all instruments are difficult when you first start out. If a kid wants to play the horn, then chances are good they’ll succeed. It’s only the adults like me who would be telling them that they can’t.
I wish I hadn’t asked that band director who was a horn player for advice. She said I’d be crazy to start a kid on horn in the 4th grade. I now realize that that was merely her opinion, and her opinion was ill informed. She may have been a good horn player, but I’ll bet she wasn’t a good band director.