My parents encouraged me to embrace music of all kinds at an early age. They enrolled me in piano lessons when I was seven years old. My parents also urged me to begin singing solos at church when I was a teenager. While I sang gospel music at church, I performed both Christian and country music at community events. At one particular event, a summer celebration in my hometown, I nervously climbed the steps to the stage in order to sing in front of hundreds of people. Thankfully, my nerves didn’t prevent me from remembering the words to my songs. This event is one that I will remember for the rest of my life. On this blog, I hope you will discover the importance of encouraging your kids to participate in the performing arts while they are young.