Hi, can anyone share their experience? My boy, non music background(8）& girl , clarinetist (10) are planning for lessons under a private tutor, fees are about $80/hr for them to learn together. As read under in the suzuki violin forum, how can I tell if they are making progress, eg. after 3 months what are the stuff they should have learnt. Pardon me for my abruptness. For eg, for swimming, it takes about 6-12months to take a bronze test, if beyond that either the coach is not aggressive or he is there to squeeze more money from the parent, that's my conclusion.