The Problem of Attention, Part Two: Internal Distraction

When my son, Lewis, started the cello at age two, I thought I could teach him because I’d been teaching cello for twenty years. Suzuki cello was part of this experience, yet even my past work with young children didn’t prepare me for one of the first profoundly gifted learners I ever taught.

Often feeling that I couldn’t get through to my young son at all, sometime in his second or third year of lessons I began to realize why. Music was so loud inside Lewis’s head that he couldn’t hear anything else.


About Rebecca Hein

Author of A Case Of Brilliance, her memoir of her discovery that her two children are profoundly gifted
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