Our homeschooler has clearly taken after his father in the “corny” department, no doubt about that. But it sure does look like he’s also a musician like his father. The above photo was taken yesterday at church after the service. I usually do not allow him to go playing with the instruments between services. But since there was not a lot of people around that time and with his promise that he won’t be too loud with the eagerness on his face as he said that he wanted to play with the song on the background, I allowed him for a couple of minutes or so.
Long before he was able to talk straight, we have observed that he already knew how to carry a tune. The above video clip was taken when Jed was a wee 1 year and 7 months old. Barely 2 years old and although his timing might not be impeccable, he knows when to hit the cymbal as the background music of Kids Praise plays. He also was given the Best in Sound Recognition award when he graduated from Preschool with Ace and Christi at 4 years old.
The last few months, he has learned how to play some tunes by ear on the keyboard. That keyboard we got was a good investment – an M Audio Pro Keys Sono 61. We learned that it is a lot easier for musicians to play other instruments when they learn this basic of playing music. Hopefully, he will get right back to his regular piano lessons again and hone his musical skills. 🙂