My daughter has always seemed musically inclined, ever since she was a toddler. I don’t know where she gets it from because neither her father or I care much about that topic. By the time she reached seventh grade, she had to pick an instrument to play, as all the other kids in her class did. She loved it and blew past the other kids. That was when I realized that music school may benefit her, so I enrolled her in classes elsewhere, too.
I remember needing to choose something to play back when I was her age, too. I went to the same school that she is now attending. I dreaded it. I just had no interest, and once the teacher began teaching me, I was not very good at it. I only had a tentative grasp on about 90 percent of what I was being taught because I couldn’t wait for each lesson to be over. My husband said that he never had to learn to play anything, and he also said that he felt just fine about that. So, it just thrills me to see someone else is musically inclined in our little family! I have never had any special talents, and I always wondered if any child of mine would be, and she definitely does have a talent!
Putting my daughter in classes outside of what is offered at her public school was a smart move. The instructor there said that she is extremely gifted and he’s excited about all of the possibilities and options for her. He said that if she kept it up, she may even be able to go to college on a music scholarship. At the same time, her teacher at her regular school said that she continues to speed past his other students, and she has a bright future ahead.