I don't plan to give up, although if I didn't have a strong belief in the benefits of music, and the suzuki program, I probably would by now. It has been very difficult going, and certainly not the little ideal dream story of suzuki that you hear of. My sister did suzuki (she was older than me) - but it seems that no one in the family really remembers what the early years were like.... at some point she would cry all through practices, but I believe it was after she left the suzuki program to learn under a teacher that only taught child prodigy's.
Miss A is supposed to be one of the best around, and seems to have very good technique - but I have wondered at times if she is so "strict" with the technique that some of the kids miss out on the fun of it.... I know there is another mom whose boy is in his first year that is starting to wonder if they have the right teacher. If I KNEW that another teacher would be a better match for my son, then I would feel better about trying a different one.... yet at the same time, I am going to feel bad that we didn't switch teachers earlier (like this summer) if he suddenly blossoms under another teacher.
I sure hope that we will be able to setup lessons with his group teacher.