He was four when I first taught him how to play the guitar instrument. Like most of the kids, they like to imitate what their parents are doing. Not long enough, he struggled with the 30-minute practice routine that I programmed. Maybe I was too strict, or 30 minutes was too much for him. At his early age, he can actually read but, the moment I saw teardrops falling from his eyes, it broke my heart and took the guitar right away from his hands and apologised. That evening, I promised not to give any lessons until he's ready.
From time to time, he tried to pluck the strings of the guitar and revisited some of his lessons. I was tempted to sit down once again to help him do it. However, I don't want to spoil his enthusiasm whenever I see him freely playing it without any instructions. A stage of discovery and familiarisation perhaps might be better than giving structured lessons right away. For two years, my wife and I just waited for the right moment. He was six when we resumed to his instructional lessons. Now he is nine and he can read and play music despite my absence. Being with your child as they grow up, you can actually discern their aptitudes. However, natural abilities alone is not enough. Environment and guidance is crucial. At a very young age, music is undeniably an integral part of my everyday life. The Karaoke pass time, the national televised amateur singing contest, and the FM radio stations, they're all around me. I've heard and I've seen them. The only thing that I missed was a guiding hand and I don't want my child to miss that at his stage. A tactile learning experience is very important for every child whether he or she has that natural ability or not. It is good for child's sensory and cognitive development. To name one of any research studies that would support my statement, just simply google it.