Not So Child Prodigies

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This last week I had a dream come true. I got to guest host The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC.

I had a great time discussing everything from international foreign policy to the TV show GLEE. The entire show is archived if you’d like to hear it.

One segment I truly enjoyed was interviewing author and artist Hugues de Montalembert, who was blinded in an attack 32 years ago. Despite this horrible incident he has a zest for life, from which we can all learn. One of the aspects of his story that inspired me the most was his decision to learn to play the piano as an adult.

So here are my questions to you: Did you start to learn an instrument or start to take voice lessons ‘later in life’, whatever that means to you. Do you think you appreciate it more, since nobody was forcing you into it? Are you afraid you won’t really master it, because you’ve started later, or does that matter? How is it going?

I’d like to hear your stories.