As a humble third grader, I loved to sing. I cannot begin to express how much I loved it. The problem was, at least according to my sister, I was tone deaf.
I had not yet acquired the Criss family gene, handed down through my mother, for musical aptitude.
That would change when I entered the fourth grade and had my first experience with instruments.
It was then, through school, that I learned to play the violin. Over the years, I was able to lose the tone-deafness, and now can sing my then favorite song - Toto's "Roseanna" without missing a beat ... or a note.