Every morning on the way to school, Miss Kat and i have been listening to music in the car. She prefers classical because she says it helps her relax and have a good day. Today, we had arrived at her school and were listening while we waited for the doors to open to let the kids in. I asked her what instrument was the melody and she immediately recognized the violin and said "Violins are for sad songs". Some people claim that kids with cochlear implants cannot hear and make sense of music, but that has not been our experience at all. Here is an extremely late implanted child who loves music, enjoys listening to variety of types of music, and can even accurately identify the emotional motifs of passages and particular instruments. Not too shabby.