Originally posted by r0g3r
Children's brains do not work the same way as those of adults...... they simply don't think the same way.... also they have smaller hands, and have had a lot less time to develop their own style or a sense of maturity in their playing. They haven't had the time to be exposed to as much music as an adult, and they don't have the same reservoir of life experiences to draw on in creating "soulful" music (or developing a cynical outlook) either.
It's only common sense that you wouldn't hold an 8-12 year old to the same standards as an adult. This kid has his whole life ahead of him to develop those other things.... I think he's doing things in the RIGHT order, building the foundation first (while his brain is still wired for learning) and the rest will come in time.
He won't have any problems expressing himself in the future since he won't have any technical limitations.