On Jul 3, 2014, at 10:45 AM, Joe Niederberger <email@example.com> wrote:
> My father certainly had no "program" for me, nor was he trying to accelerate anything. Mostly he just answered my questions, thoughtfully, and had a lot of puzzles he liked to hand out for fun. And I had other people around too, like my older cousin who was getting a PhD in physics. So there are many points in common in my experience, with this notion of presenting concepts to young people far in advance of the gory details.
Speaking of milieu. Do you think the only advantage a child of musical parents has is milieu? In other words, growing up in a musical house?
"They estimate that between 70 to 80 per cent of an individual's ability to recognise musical pitch is inherited, while the remainder is influenced by factors such as musical training.?
I can think of many better places to have grown up rather than that nasty trailer park. But I think one?s inherent interests and abilities overrides that and school should take that into account by offering more paths, not by continually trying to force everyone down one path.