1. I’m always in awe of anyone who can make music. I think it helps it so many other areas of your life. So happy that your boys found such a love for music. Congratulations band mom! And wow, Toad’s Place!

  2. Dana

    I always wished I could play. I tried, but my fingers are so short, I have to twist my wrist in unnatural, and painful ways, just to make a chord. Curse my tiny sausage fingers!

  3. This was very interesting, Laurie. You see, my son elder son has just started playing the guitar and now devotes massive amounts of time to it. On the one hand, I’m happy he’s found a hobby he enjoys. On the other, I’m worried about my future lack of sleep.

    • Laurie Stone

      I hear you, Bun. Yes, the house can get quite noisy. But it is a wonderful outlet for teenage angst and anxiety. Glad your son has a hobby he enjoys.

  4. My biggest regret in life was abandoning my musical training after high school — typical teen rebellion. I have since picked it up and envy anyone who has the fortitude to take a run at performing on a routine basis. That you support your son in this is fantastic and tell me if we can find his music online anywhere. : )

  5. What a sweet tribute to your son–and testament to your support of and belief in him. I love your phrase “Music will always be there, helping soothe the bad times and amplify the good.”

  6. I love this. My son was in band, but dropped it his second year of high school. He has since picked up playing keyboards and drums and is writing his own music…and it all started with his sax.

    • Laurie Stone

      Michelle, I think music is a wonderful outlet for kids. My kids learned teamwork from being in a band. I also believe music stays with you your whole life, which is a gift.

    • Laurie Stone

      Jeremy, Toad’s Place is very cool. I was very proud watching my son play on that stage. You should check it out sometime.

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