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Monday, March 23, 2009

Q & A about Caleb

The last piano post generated a lot of questions in the comments.  Yet...the biggest question remains---WHAT IS THAT SONG????  

Heather:  You should ask the school what song they play in the lunchroom. They should know right?

Yes, they should know.  I called them last week to ask but nobody got back with me.  I'll try again after Spring Break.  

Aunt LoLo:  How old is he?

He turned six in January.

Sharon:  Was he playing that by ear?  Does he take lessons?

He plays everything by ear.  He takes lessons but doesn't seem to get much out of them.  I guess I shouldn't say that because he is improving.  He now knows the names of the notes (can't read music, yet) and can tell me whatever note I am playing...whether he sees it or not.  He has perfect pitch.  

Mindy-- didn't have a question, but I just wanted to say that I wouldn't expect Abel to break out the Beethoven anytime soon.  Caleb's got this splinter skill thanks to autism.  Something in his brain just makes music "click" for him.  

Anne- I'll make sure and get you and your husband tickets to his first concert!    


3 comments:

  1. I didn't realize that he has perfect pitch too! This kid gets more and more amazing. Add me to that concert ticket list!

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  2. OK, this is going to sound crazy, but...I've NEVER EVER EVER seen a 6 year old that could play like that, and I taught piano for nearly ten years. He's got a gift. I'm sorry he's not getting much out of lessons...but he's definitely got a gift!

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  3. That is an amazing gift, I can only imagine the music he fills your home with. How wonderful!

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