So I am in a pretty solid place, no debt, savings...etc.
My youngest son will be turning 6 next month. he's been enchanted with guitar since he was really little. I have vids of him strumming a guitar with a "binky" sticking out of his mouth when he was under 2. hehehe....
After taking him to a local store he decided he is even more in love with bass...but I told him he needed to learn on a regular "little" guitar before we bought him a bass ;)
My youngest has always been really independent and does his own thing and will sit and entertain himself for hours even as a baby. My older son (9 in jan) however has always needed reassurance, constant praise...etc. Since putting him on ADD meds his schoolwork has gone from "barely passing" to "top of the class" and he's gone from talking about what a stupid head he is to actually feeling some pride in work.
He still goes bonkers whenever anyone praises his brother and demands praise for himself. Lil guy you could praise his brother for an hour and he wouldn't notice. hehhee....
So of COURSE if I sign up my younger son for lessons, the older one NEEDS them too. Honestly I'd rather try and get him into karate as it seems like something that would really help with his ADD.
The store we were in however require 4 lessons per month (seems standard) and weekends work best for us because really there isn't much time between picking up the kids, homework, dinner and bedtime already....but alas the ex has them half the weekends.
They said "oh, you can just do 2 lessons on the weekends" but thats pushing it with 2 little kids I think, and will end up costing me 240/mth.
I technically HAVE the money, but it would seriously cut into my savings and put me behind on my 3yr plan :(
But I wanted guitar lessons from the time *I* was about 5 until I gave up asking as a teenager...where my sister got piano, guitar, and oboe....all of which she gave up. Sadly I am the audiophile and she really isn't into music all that much.
So I really want to encourage them to learn music if they are interested...
ARRGGGHH....what to do!!
I did email a local guitar teacher, my older wanted drums but also really liked playing guitar. I asked if he wouldn't be willing to do them both together for an hour, or seperate for 30, only 2x a month. his prices are already cheaper.....so hopefully I can make that workout. 100-120 a month for both is a heck of a lot more reasonable than 240...esp when I suspect it'll be money wasted when it comes to my older son (I hate to say it, and I hope i'm wrong!)
Edited by Basylica - 11/12/12 at 10:26am