I remember reading, when we first considered home ed., that home ed. kids often specialise early. Maybe they do, as I guess they have more free time to explore what they enjoy. Both boys love music, and it's nice that they have time to wallow in it. We've had a very busy few weeks musically, with exams, competitions, auditions and performances for them, both as performers and as observers. It's also handy that the night after a concert they can lie in no bother!