March 24, 2017/by Keva NE Newbold/Leave A Comment

Why Parents Should Learn about Their Children’s Talent and Train Them – How TUAC (Train Up A Child)

Training up a child (TUAC) to know why they have the talent they do and how to use it and not abuse it can bring success. Encourage children to let their passion continue to propel them to a successful existence and not just use their talent to go after awards and recognitions.

Each individual child has his or her very own unique talent. Parents can discover their child’s talent from as early as three years old. When a talent is discovered early, the sooner it is used the sooner it could be perfected.

Some children’s talent can be abused and misused for personal gain. Children are innocent and they really prefer to have fun with the talent they have rather than the monies they can make from it. Also, Parents should not live vicariously through their children.

Children should be allowed to enjoy their childhood while they enjoy their talent. Help them to develop their talent. The sooner he knows the purpose of his talent the sooner he would develop a passion for it. Being passionate is being true to oneself; which means they should do it with love and with all their might.


Piccalo Pete the Talented Entertainer Extraordinaire
by Keva NE Newbold/March 22, 2017
Co-Writers: Apostle Dr. Clement L. Saunders and Janson e. ‘dr. J’ Saunders


Clement Nathaniel 'Piccalo Pete' Saunders "The King Of Banjo,
Top Left:
Bimini Nights album released 2002; (recorded at the Precious DeParis Club, Bimini, Bahamas)

Bottom Left: Singing at his 100th Birthday Celebration Party

In 1920, as a young boy, Clement Nathaniel “Piccalo Pete” Saunders, recognized what his talent was, to sing, dance and play an instrument. Not just any instrument but an instrument made of strings. He didn’t have one, so being the inventor that he was he created his very own instrument himself in the form of a guitar. He made his first instrument out of a sardine can and some fishing line for strings.

At the age of six he began singing and playing an instrument. He learned to play a real guitar and banjo quickly. He called his very first banjo “The Piccalo,” which he played and traveled with all his life.

As a young boy he was performing at the Bimini Bay Rod & Gun Club, Bimini, Bahamas. They would sit him on top of the piano to sing and play his banjo or guitar to entertain the tourist and natives.  

He wrote his first song when he was ten years old. His songs were about his family, friends and fans; things that happened on the little island of Bimini, Bahamas; also about people and places in The Bahamas; and of other people he met and places that he visited.
People from all eras of life were astound and bedazzled by the way Piccalo Pete played and how fast his hands and fingers were moving, as he played his banjo, the Piccalo. He played as if there was no-one-in-the-world that could have beaten him playing the banjo.
Piccalo Pete’s songs inspired many. He expressed the culture, heritage and lifestyle of the people. He was a diverse and spectacular genius and a musical extraordinaire, a multi-talented icon that stunned the world with his works, inventions, his songs, banjo and harmonious music.
Here are some songs written by Piccalo Pete:
  1. Bimini Gal (Never Get A Lickin Til You Go Down To Bimini),
  2. Can’t Find Jerry Roker In Town,
  3. Uncle Lou Fall In The Well,
  4. Delia Gone,
  5. Doo a Nanny,
  6. Heist Up The John B Sail,
  7. Mama Don’t Want No Peas n’ Rice No Coconut Oil,
  8. Round and Round the Bar Room.
  9. Ansil Saunders Caught A Fish,
  10. Nopsey No More Drop Sleep,
  11. Sweet Bimini, Down In Bimini By the Sea,
  12. Percy Francis,
  13. Wendell Levarity,
  14. Balamina,
  15. Rosie,
  16. Big Fat Slob,
  17. Wasp Bite Obie,
  18. Bahama Melody,
  19. Kayla Edwards,
  20. Old Uncle Edward,
  21. Mary Martin,
  22. Father Brown,
  23. Reta,
  24. Dover House,
  25. Run Daryl Run,
  26. Suzanne, Stephanie.
*Some of these songs were recorded on his album ‘Bimini Nights’ by Victory Records (released 2002). Some of those songs you might have heard other entertainers singing and didn’t know that my father wrote them.

He was that humble and never took credit for those songs that made others famous or were sang by other famous entertainers. He made a big difference in the lives of many people and taught each individual that came into his life some very important life lessons in the process.
“For the right amount of money, I would sell you a Lifeline!
I ain't always right, but I’m seldom wrong!”

 – Clement Nathaniel ‘Piccalo Pete’ Saunders (The King of Banjo)

Piccalo Pete’s excelled in whatever he did. So much so that we his children crowned him “The King Of Banjo” and to the family, friends and fans left behind, he shall forever be known as “Our Hero,” the best at playing the banjo and creating a story on the spot for anyone in the form of a song to sing. His Rich Royal Legacy will continue to live on.

Parents should know how TUAC when they have a very talented child. Rather than talented children becoming snobbish, mean, arrogant and careless about others and other people’s feelings, children should be taught to be considerate, helpful, kind and compassionate especially when they are making monies from their talent.

Although, getting paid, winning awards and recognitions allows a child to become aware of their ability to become successful; fame, monies, awards and recognitions are not what parents and children should be focused on. Off course they are all a result of their purpose, therefore let the purpose of their talent be the general focus.


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