My 7-year-old son has a love-hate relationship with the violin. He has been taking lessons for two years now and there are clearly times when he loves playing. Just as there are clearly times when he hates practicing.
I think what my son hates most about practicing is that he is expected to do it a certain way, the â€śrightâ€ť way. There is a correct way to hold the bow, to hold the violin, to move the bow, to place the fingers, and so on.