3 year old Joshua Tan, playing one of the Twinkle variations, at his first Suzuki soloists concert! At St Nicholas Church, Kenilworth on 22 May 2014. He was the youngest performer and kicked-off the concert (& thus didn’t know how to introduce his piece). He was actually really excited and enthusiastic about performing.
Only an adult can no longer learn to play the violin, so you need to start from childhood. If you are interested in the development of a child as a person, then you may well give him to study on this particular instrument. Violinists, they are always more advanced as musicians than the rest. True, pianists also have an excellent command of general musical literacy, but in terms of composing art, playing melodies by ear, violinists have no equal. Such is the specificity of the instrument that these skills are best developed. Of course, a left-hander will be a better violinist than a right-hander. The main difficulty and responsibility for the beauty of music is in the left hand. The same thing happens with guitarists. If you are thinking about which instrument to send your child to study, then consider the violin as an option, but not the only one, because along with the pluses there are also minuses. Many children suffer in the learning process, because they do not immediately see the result in the form of a beautiful sound, it is hard for them to force themselves to study. Another thing is the piano, trumpet, flute.