Early Music Exposure

I’ve mentioned before that both my parents loved music. Dad let my older brother Mike* play on the piano and I’m sure they played classical music records all the time when he was around. For a time Mike responded. I’m told he could hum entire movements from symphonies. By the time I came on the scene, Mike didn’t do that any more.

Mike never had speech, but somehow he could repeat tunes for a while. I understand that Mike still likes to listen to the radio even today in his group home. There are no reports that he sings along, though.

Dad with Mike, at the Piano

* Mike is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal

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