Lately, there’s been a whole lotta of noise around the house and not just due to our kitchen renovation. With our twin boys practicing their brass instruments and the vinyl records spinning on their turntable, our home has become a symphony of sounds (not all necessarily in tune). We love music in our home, we always have. When the boys were infants, listening and dancing to our favorite music was definitely an outlet for the big lifestyle adjustment upon us. Max and Ben grew accustomed to the tunes of Led Zeppelin, Neko Case, Joao Gilberto, Al Green and Jill Scott from the time they were 6 months old (or maybe younger). Somewhere along the years they’ve become intrigued with jazz, and currently, it’s not uncommon to hear the faint sounds of Stan Getz or John Coltrane streaming from the turntable in their room.
Music appreciation at any age can lift one’s spirits and deepen one’s self awareness of space and time. I’m really proud of Max and Ben for wanting to learn to play an instrument on their own terms. I tried for many years to play the guitar. It may not have worked for me, but nevertheless, I never lost my passion for a good sound.
Have a great weekend! What will YOU be listening to?
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