Recently my seven-year-old student Teaghan came to her lesson and eagerly told me, "I taught myself to play the beginning of Silent Night on my violin!"
I smiled at her. "That's great! What made you think of playing Silent Night this time of year?"
"Well," she said - as though it were the most normal thing in the world - "I was lying in my bed early this morning, hoping my parents wouldn't know I was awake yet, and I kept thinking about Silent Night, and wondering how you'd play it on the violin. So I got out my violin and tried playing it really quietly, and it sort of worked!"
So I taught her the rest of Silent Night.
Yes, in May.