Meredith may only be 11, but her voice is astonishingly powerful.
Meredith Puckett is a remarkable 11-year-old girl. She loves music, according to Huffington Post, and has recently taken up the piano and guitar, but it’s her voice which is astounding people all over the world. A simple video of her singing along to Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” has attracted over 16 million views on Facebook. She made the video with her iPhone playing the karaoke track in the background, according to Huffington Post.
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She did ask her mom for permission to share the video, and, reportedly, only expected it to get a few hundred views.
Her voice is so powerful that she’s attracted the attention of music producers with her homemade music video.
No pressure, Meredith, but we agree that you may be heading all the way in your music career.
Watch: Meredith Puckett singing 'Rolling in the Deep' by Adele via Meredith Puckett/YouTube
Music is her passion, she says, and that’s the way it should be; she’s not being coerced by her parents (although they do encourage her). Some parents go to extraordinary lengths to force their kids to achieve something until any interest the child had initially is spoiled by the hard work.
The principle is the same for life: hard work is much easier if you love what you’re doing.
Some children have exceptional talents, but almost all children wanting to succeed in the disciplines of music and the arts will spend many hours learning and practicing the basics before they become proficient.
Music is a fantastic skill for a child to learn, the universal language encourages self-discipline and creativity. It’s rewarding and fun and can also help your child with self-confidence through performing.
Most children start off with an instrument such as the recorder which is ideal for coming to terms with tone, notes, scales, and other musical theory concepts.
Why not chat to your child’s school to find out about any music programmes available? If your local school does not have a music programme, there may be private teachers or music classes nearby.
Have you encouraged your child to encounter music?