I haven't figured this out yet . . .
Ok, so my title is a little hyperbolic. I can’t predict that my children are doomed to be terrible at all things musical just because I am. Musical talent has to start somewhere, and talent is usually developed through a love for the thing you want to do.
Like most children, my kids love music, which is why we got G a small piano over a year ago. He’s two, so he mostly just pounds on the keys. Really hard. But about six months ago, he started to sing while he played.
His memory amazes me because he remembers songs he hasn’t heard in a really long time. Jingle Bells and the theme song to Bob the Builder are two that I can think of. He also loves The Itsy Bitsy Spider.
I don’t know how many other two-year olds try to sing, but if you know or own a two-year old who can actually sing, I’m impressed. G kind of sings, but it comes out more like yelling. This, along with my wife’s and my own complete and utter lack of musical ability, don’t bode well for my kids’ musical futures.
If C develops a nice voice, she’s already got her piano straddle down. Maybe she can work in a jazz nightclub. Do those even still exist? I hope so.
Anyway, that’s my little rant for the day.