Since Maya was very small, very young, we have noticed that she has a strong interest in music and also does have a bit of natural talent or ability in that department.
For the past 4 years or so now, she has been participating in the Children's Choir at church. One of the very first songs she learned was a family favorite hymn, "Children of the Heavenly Father" and she learned -memorized, that is -two verses to it including also learning the first verse in Swedish too when she was only about five years old!
Since then, she has continued to be in this choir and this winter now, she has already had two solo parts in which she performed the songs very well. Definitely made us quite proud of her accomplishments, for sure.
This past Christmas though, Mandy debated about one particular present she got for Maya but eventually she broke down and decided buy an electronic keyboard.
Granted, the one she bought Maya is not in the league of those shown on this site but it is enough that it is enabling her to learn the keys, matching them to notes on paper and she is now taking lessons from our organist at church so she will be knowledgeable about this much, in terms of a musical instrument.
She is also learning another instrument at school now too -a Recorder!
Now that one, I am perfectly happy if she maintains her practice session on it while in school! (And don't tell me you wouldn't feel exactly the same way if it were your kid learning to play a recorder! LOL)