DanielMcPherson wrote:Excellent! How old is he? My son is four and likes to sit beside me and hold a ukulele or mandolin while I play, but he won't yet let me show him how to actually play anything.
He just turned 10.
As a teacher I generally don't accept students younger than 8yo, though I do have a couple of young ones (6 and 7yo) but they are exceptionally driven. It's better to get your child into early Music class or piano lessons at that age so he starts learning the rudiments of music which will be handy later on should he decide to pick up the guitar.
However, it sounds like your son's interest in the instrument is growing based on your post. Just keep at it and he'll let you know when he's ready to pick up a few lessons from dad
I remember sitting my kids (they were babies then) on my knee (one at a time, of course
) while I played guitar. They'd be messing around with the strings and the neck while I played and I think it reinforces the feel of the instrument while having them close to you. I got this from Pepe Romero's recollection of his own childhood, where his father did the same thing to all his sons.