I’m very proud of my middle son, Nick. At the beginning of the school year, he came to us and asked if he could play an instrument this year, and was interested specifically in clarinet. After the first couple weeks, we didn’t hear him practicing much around the house, and wondered whether this would last long. But he claimed to be doing just fine, and wanted to continue. And then one day, Nick approached my daughter and I, who were sitting reading in the family room, whether we wanted to hear him play a new song he learned. Not only did he do well, he shocked Audrey because he had learned to read music. She freaked a bit. “Wait a second…you can read music? When did you learn to read music? I’ve been trying to teach myself piano for a couple years, and in 2 months you can read music?”
His school organized a show last week, where Nick and his musical buddy performed a duet. They did a fantastic job.