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Does Your Child Play an Instrument?

I've been catching up on AMC's Mad Men and was touched by a scene from season one when Betty's young neighbor Glen sat down at the piano and plunked out a pretty tune. Sadly, his mother, Helen Bishop, yelled at him a second later to stop or risk waking up his sister. The moment broke my heart because it appeared the tender character was trying to express himself and I was reminded what an important role music can play in a child's development.
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a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 9 years
Our ten year old son plays violin; his nine year old brother plays piano. We don't tend to start them on instruments until they are eight. The two youngest (ages three and six months) are a bit small yet.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
My daughter plays guitar.
Weidknecht Weidknecht 9 years
Between my three kids, they can play guitar, drums, bass guitar, flute, piccolo, and keyboard. I can't play anything, sadly.
radmama27 radmama27 9 years
My 2 year old is amazing on the drums!
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
they have been taking piano lessons for 2 and 4 years, and my middle daughter has taken voice lessons for 2 years, but do they "play", lol, i dunno. they can do fine at a recital but it's not as if they could be the replacement at nordstroms.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
My older son has no interest in music, he's all about building stuff. But my younger son can pick up an instrument and make a t une on it without trying.
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