Guitar Is My Destiny

Fostering Passion with Loving Connection

Guitar Is My Destiny

Kubla loves music.  We always have music playing in our home.  He loves to find ways to make music with his toys.  For awhile, we have a family piano lesson, but it doesn’t stick.

When Kubla tells me he wants to learn guitar, I figure it’s a phase.  He likes the lessons, and even practices a bit, but we can’t have any activities beforehand, or he doesn’t want to go.  No lesson is worth ending a play date.

About six weeks in, he has a play date before a lesson.  “Kubla,” I tell him, “it’s time for guitar.”

He immediately picks up his gear and tells his friend, “I have to go.”

In the car on the way to his teacher, I ask him what changed.  “I think maybe guitar is my destiny,” he says. “I don’t want to mess it up.”

I spend a joyful weekend making a list of over 350 songs for us to listen to together.  A couple songs from each decade of the 20th century leading up to the first ever rock song, then a few songs from each year 1955 through the present that I thought were important, famous, or just that he’d enjoy.  It takes five months to play all the songs.  He’s been initiated.  He feels like a real musician.

What do you do to foster passion in the children you love?

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