A Word to Tiger Moms/Dads
Do you think your child's violin playing will lead to admission to MIT? It might, but it can also lead to this:
I've got a loose definition of family, home-schooling groups and neighbors count!
Discount for families buying more than one instrument. Trade-ins for kids outgrowing their violins.
Here's one of my family stories. My great Uncle Fred was a dental student at U. of Michigan in the early 1920's. He dropped out to become a violinist in a jazz band and went to Europe, where he played with Lud Gluskin and his Versatile Juniors: He never finished dental school and his mother was inconsolable.