Meet the latest stunning musical prodigy: Two-year-old Lavinia Ramirez, who just played "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in front of an audience of 200 people at her first piano recital. When her parents bought her a toy piano for Christmas just a few months ago, they had no idea they were awakening their own little Mozart.
But Lavinia wanted to learn how to play that piano. So her mother Jenna called an accomplished, Prague-trained pianist for lessons.
Can you imagine that phone call? "Yes, hello. I was wondering if you could give my toddler piano lessons? Hello? Hello???" Teacher Matej Lehocky was skeptical, but check out what Lavinia can do.
Mad piano skills, Lavinia! I don't know what's more impressive -- Lavinia's musical sophistication or the fact that a 2-year-old has the patience to SIT DOWN and learn how to play the piano. I remember my son at that age. Well, sort of. Mostly I remember a blur. There is no way in hell he could have sat still long enough to learn how to play the piano!
And Lavinia's mom is impressive, too. When my sister and I took piano lessons, we just went to the neighbor lady's house. (Every neighborhood has one, right?) But Jenna recognized that her gifted daughter needed a gifted teacher.
The best part: Jenna says she's not going to push her daughter to keep studying the piano. Lavinia was just following her passion, and if she wants to keep playing, she can. But Jenna won't force her. And that's some gifted parenting.
Has your child ever surprised you with their precocious skills?
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