A while back I traded a dog fence for a banjo. It wasn't a high-end instrument, but it would suffice, as I was just starting out. I play a little guitar, mandolin, and a blues harmonica, so at least I had some musical talent going into it. I got so I could play at least one song somewhat proficiently, but it was challenging. Then I stumbled across a video of an 8 year-old banjo playing phenomena, and I was totally blown away. And I was even more blown away when some other young musicians played along on the fiddle and acoustic guitar.

His name is Jonny Mizzone. Watch and be amazed.

Oh, and by the way, start kids young when it comes to playing instruments. It does pay off.