I hope the so called music teachers who labeled children with the term “tone deaf” during the last 50 or 60 years are somewhere getting their just musical desserts.
In the course of 40 years in both music education and speech therapy, I have found fewer than 5 kids who couldn’t learn to carry a tune. With patience and kindness, it is much more accurate to say that ALL kids can carry a tune than to say that ANY kids are “tone deaf”.
You have brought many joys here, Liam, with your sense of humor and nifty conversation, and I bet you do the same with your music. More power to you!