I don't have much to add in the way of interesting pedagogical tips, other than the students love when I ask them to shout out in a Texas cowboy drawl: "Look, mom and dad! Here's my one-armed bow hold." Then they proceed by putting one hand behind their back as they pick up the bow with the other and place their fingers in the right order and position:
- Pinkie perched on top!
- A mom shared with the kindergarten teacher that her son had been practicing bow hold with a stick over the weekend.
- A child-care provider noticed one of our students making Mr. Fox with his bow hand during his free-time
- A student came up to me in the hall to tell me that he dreamed about playing violin.
- Another parent shared that when she asks her son what was his favorite part of the day, he consistently responds,"Violin!"