Interesting book. This reminds me of the musician Tori Amos who was a child prodigy in piano. At 5, she was the youngest student ever accepted at Peabody and she had a full scholarship. But by 11 she was burned out, wanting to explore rock and her own interests in writing/composing music. After trial and error with producing music in her 20s, she eventually "made it" with her album Little Earthquakes at about 28.