The boy is fantastic at music and musical instruments.
In Grade 1 he started learning the Violin and he picked it up very quickly. Because he has Aspergers he decided after two years that he had learnt it all and gave it up. His teacher nearly cried…
Then he decided to learn the Flute. Same thing again – the teacher was amazed during his first lesson that he had never played before. Fast forward twelve months and again he gave it up because he had learnt it.
The trumpet was the next instrument to be given a whirl. By now he was teaching himself to play songs via ear and youtube.
After another year of this (and of being sent up to the back fence to practise where I couldn’t be deafened – sorry neighbours!) he gave up again.
There has been no more requests to learn any more instruments but it is a waste of talent. The only music he does now is at school.
Which brings us to the music concert at school last term. His class had to show off their learned talents on the glockenspiels much to the delight of us watching parents. What better way to spend an evening!!!
Whilst every other student was concentrating hard on their notes, the boy was looking around the room, shaking his head at me taking his picture and not looking impressed at all and generally not concentrating on what he was doing, and he did it all without missing a beat.
Last week the boy came home from school with an Academic Award! Just one.
He is not impressed.