Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Our Budding Maestro--Wordless/ful and Special Exposure Wednesday


He is gifted. He has no models at home. I would love to play a musical instrument but I have rhythm issues. And Dave...well, I think he aspired to play the guitar when he was younger...Jack has a natural gift for music. Percussion instruments were his favorite for the longest time but he has recently branched out to the lap harp, guitar, and keyboard. It's not random banging of the keys either. It's purposeful. He sits there tapping the keys and he'll lean in to listen to the sounds like he's just absorbing it all. It seems that each time he sits at the keyboard he expands his playing a bit. Maybe he's composing his first symphony?

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17 comments:

mommytoalot said...

Awww that's pretty awesome. Marie..get one of those little books that have simple songs and then you can show Jack.
I had Joey and a former baby we had..in Kinder music...they LOVED It...
expensive but fun. They accepted Joey into the program..and I got to put him in with kids younger which was more appropriate.
Joey too LOVES music.he asked for a violin for Christmas

Susie said...

Music is so important in childrens lives. I see he is making the most of his:-)

Beverly said...

love it! my Noah loves music as well.

sheila said...

That is SO cool! I'd love to hear (video clips) updates on this! Expression through music is as beautiful as poetry or a smile! Lovely post!

sheila said...

ps....lol... I think we're on each others blogs at this instant, ha ha

Brenda said...

Music is such a great form of expression and such a healer. I like to see kids doing something with it.

VMI said...

That's great that Jack has this interest. There are so many ways to help him develop this talent - I am sure you are aware of music therapy and the Listening Program and many more.

Michelle said...

That's wonderful! I wish I had a musical bone in my body!

The Blonde Duck said...

Music and dancing make the world go round...

Brook said...

Very cute. Praying all is well with you and your family.

Kindest regards,
Brook

Alison said...

Gorgeous - Ashlea really loves music too. I think next time we might need to see a little video though...so we can hear his symphony!

Rachel said...

Love it! He and Ali can start a band together!

Amber Page Writes said...

That's fantastic! My little girl likes to play the keyboard too, but she's at the straight-up banging stage.

I look forward to seeing him play at Carnegie Hall. What? It's okay to dream big!

Muthering Heights said...

What a wonderful gift to have...perhaps he will delight you with his composition someday!! :)

Mary @ Parenthood said...

Music is so important! Elizabeth loves it too although so far she's more a dancer than a music creator - maybe Jack can write something for her and she can dance...

My almost-four-year-old niece just started learning the recorder; turns out that's a great first wind instrument. If Jack's going to write symphonies he'll need a wind section :)

Marie said...

So we'll have Ali and Joey on strings. Mary's four year old niece doing the wind instruments. Amber's little girl can do the keyboarding and Jack can do the percussion. We'll have ourselves an orchestra in no time!!!
I promise to get some video on Jack at the keyboard. :)

CristyLynn said...

This is so great! Music is a wonderful gift. Hope his love grows and grows!