I guess musical abilities skip a generation, because neither Gretchen or I can play an instrument. My dad is an excellent guitar player, so maybe that's where it came from? We inherited a piano last summer when my grandmother moved out of her home and the kids have been taking a 1/2 hour lesson a week at a local piano teacher's house. We were invited to watch Mya and Michael play on a grand piano to show what they've learned. They typically fight over the piano at our house to practice or just play around, so this was a nice treat.