Chanan Posner's daughter, Shir, was his last chance for a child to fall hard for music.
He and his wife, Tanya Mazor-Posner, have two older children. Benji, 16, took piano lessons for a couple years but gave it up in favor of basketball. Ellie, 14, also played a bit but preferred gymnastics.
Along came the couple's youngest, Shir Rina, Hebrew for song and joy. As a 6-year-old, she would push her father's hands away from the keyboard and try to play herself. Then she announced she would rather strum a guitar.
Chanan was delighted and signed her up for lessons. He understands the transformative power of music. Now 52, he played keyboards in bands as a younger man but set that part of himself aside because of the time pressures of raising children. Plus he has a day job as a social worker with Aurora.
"The irony is that my youngest brought me back into music in a way I didn't even think was possible," he said.