Man, you're on a roll with the shoes. Plus, the kid only has about 4 teeth, since they've had to pull most of his to get the permanent teeth to start coming in. (Go ahead, I put that one on a tee for you. Now you just have to hit it out of the park.) I actually have tried the transcription route. The kid can play most of the solo from Gospel John. Not in the original range, but still. I'll see what I can do further on that front. I also like the idea of a band. Maybe I can get him going to the charity big band I play with. Probably a little over his head, but it would be a good challenge.