I remember my mom put me in piano classes in Cuban when I was around 7 years old. I took no more than a handful of classes, enough to learn the positions on the fingers on the keys and gain very very beginner ability to read music. It's NOT easy. At all. So when I see these young musicians rocking all sorts of instruments on stage it really blows my mind. The combination of the natural talent plus their dedication and effort to polish their skill is admirable especially at a young age.
If you have a young Mozart at home, the 6th Annual Miami Beach Youth Music Festival might be a fun experience. It's presented by the City of Miami Beach and The Rhythm Foundation and from what I've heard, it gets better every year.
Individuals and bands that perform live music have until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 to submit their audition videos along with a completed application form to www.miamibeach.rocks. The winners will earn the right to take the stage at the North Beach Bandshell on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 for the festival. All acts must be able to perform a 10-minute set in any musical genre. At least one band member needs to be a resident of Miami-Dade County and the average age of the band needs to be 18 years old.