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My son is a professional musician. He trained at the Cleveland Institute of
Music. Classically trained but plays beatbox flute. I can’t read music either!


I've heard it referred to as "seasons" in life before, which is nice but does tend to lead to thinking "winter is coming" lol. I think I will adopt key changes instead.

I played several musical instruments myself, but one of my adult kids is a choral musician (she sings - and she also teaches middle school choir). She turned me on to the composer Eric Whitacre when she sang one of his pieces in high school. You can find his virtual choirs on YouTube - he had people around the world sing their parts and then put them together. It's really a gift to learn things from our kids, isn't it?

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  • Carmen Staicer is a whirlwind of energy and execution, who never sleeps and drinks way too much coffee. She works from home as Social Media Programs Manager for SheKnows, and is the mom to six kids, most of whom play instruments, sing or dance and all of whom are much smarter than she will ever be. In other words, her house is never ever quiet or still. A concentration of asthma, food allergies, spectrum disorders and learning disabilities means that she spends an awful lot of time second guessing herself and Dr. Googling, as well as learning to cook everything the family might like to eat. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, boxing (she has her Black Belt in Muay Thai), sleeping, exploring coffee shops, photography, ballet class and cooking. She excels in being a smart mouth and has her major in sarcasm, with a dual minor in BS studies and avoiding laundry.