I sympathized with Aaron’s reluctance when it came to music lessons. Despite the fact that I was musically inclined and loved to sing and practiced the guitar incessantly, I did not learn how to read music. I couldn’t take something that came so easily and turn it into a chore. Sheet music represented another language — it was a lot like math. As soon as I started to push my musical son towards the piano or towards the trumpet, I felt his frustration. It was hard to nag him to practice when I knew he much preferred to play by ear.