By Mindy Cabral, The Magazine of Santa Clarita, April 2013
“You’ve got talent!” You may have wondered if your child has talent, but what is talent and what does it mean to have talent?
Talent is having the ability to do something well. We usually use talent to describe an artistic or athletic ability, but talent can exist in any activity. Some kids have a talent for math, or computers, others in music or dance. Everyone has talent in something, and often many things. Some people have hidden talents – ones they possess but have not discovered yet because they haven’t tried the activity before, or haven’t given it enough time for their talent to break through. Taking one piano lesson won’t determine if you have musical talent or not. You need to give the activity a fair chance. Depending on the activity, it can be 3-6 months or a year of consistent involvement to really know. At that point, it’s up to the person to decide if they want to develop their talent to refine their skills and become even better.
To be gifted means you have a natural talent or ability for something. Gifted people who develop their talent may become a master of the craft. Just because you may not be gifted doesn’t mean you can’t still become a master, though it may take more time, practice, drive, and determination.
In either case, the key element is passion. The passion for what you do is what drives us to continue on through the more challenging times, and allows us to feel the glory of the success when we achieve our goals and accomplish great things. The passion we reflect is what makes our individual talents shine. When shared, others will take notice and enjoy these moments with us too. Kobe Bryant at the end of the 4th quarter – tension, excitement, victory! Spectators, coaches, and teammates all shared these emotions through Kobe’s passion, talent, and natural gift for Basketball.
Find your hidden musical talent this summer! It’s the perfect time to explore different activities and find your true passion. Contact the friendly staff at Little School of Music: located at 28306 Constellation Rd, Valencia, CA 91355, visit us online at: LittleSchoolofMusic.com, or call: 661-222-2239
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