The happiest and healthiest families I know are those that jam together, I envy them. Neither David or I play an instrument with any skill and our sing along efforts leave much to be desired. We did promote listening to music and that has made it part of our lives together; we also tried the lessons bit with our kids and they can both strum a little guitar. Looking back I would have pushed a bit more. New parents, parents of toddlers: read and heed.