Izzy at his first rock-and-
roll concert:
 Bob Dylan
@ the 1stBank Center
Broomfield, October 30, 2012

Since he was very small–really, since he was born–Izzy has expressed an interest in music.  But there’s no Raffi or Imagination Movers in this house.  He likes the Beatles, he can spot a Led Zeppelin tune in five notes or less, and his number one main man is Bob Dylan (he knows all the words to a sizeable catalogue of Bob Dylan songs).  Not only unusual, but unusually good taste.

With Amanda Malone
of Red Wagon Music

At around eight or nine months old, he also took a particular liking to the violin, as he had the opportunity to regularly see some kids who played violins in lessons. So, at the end of 2012, Izzy began taking private violin lessons himself.  He has had five lessons, and is already able to play the first line of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” as well as pick out the sound of violins in recorded music.  I realize that, yes, I am biased (did you ever hear that joke? How do we know that Jesus was Jewish? His mother thought he walked on water…), but I am truly surprised and amazed by the things that this kid knows about, enjoys or can do.  He is some kind of wonderful.


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