I am posting here, not just for teachers but had to put it somewhere.
My daughters class teacher has suggested she may be gifted and talented where music is concerned.
As she practices for aprox 2 hours a day, I would like to think that she had some ability and had made progress and of course the two private lessons we pay for are worth it.
The teacher concerned admits she knows nothing much about music and it is only a normal state primary school not specialist at all.
My daughter struggled to talk and went to speech therapy but only needs to hear a song and from being a baby could sing it back perfect almost 100% of the time. She is 8 now not particularly what I would call gifted. Due to take gr 2 violin soon not done any vocal exam yet but sings gr 3 stuff.
How would anybody tell if a child was particularly gifted as opposed to done alot of practice.
Does it matter about having a diagnosis , would it mean any more if they had a label in terms of opportunities.
Finally, this subject interests me irrespective of my daughters ability, especially regarding the nature/nurture debate. Does anybody know of any relevant and reliable studies I could obtain please?
I would like to hear any opinion as obviously I intend to support and encourage my daughter, but mainly because she loves music and never stops singing, humming, etc.