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Sarah Drew: Baby Micah Might Be a Musician

12/21/2012 at 02:00 PM ET

Sarah Drew Micah Loves Music
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She may shine as an actress on television, but off screen, Sarah Drew is a singing sensation — at least around the holidays.

“Every year we do caroling, we love music so we do a big Christmas caroling party,” the Grey’s Anatomy star, 32, told PEOPLE at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies luncheon on Dec. 7 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

“We bring a bunch of people into our home and we rehearse and have four-part harmonies and go out and around the block.”

But while Drew and her husband Peter Lanfer have plans to continue on the annual tradition, there will be a new caroler among their crowd: 11-month-old son Micah Emmanuel.

“He’s super vocal. We have him in music classes and … he has every different kind of instrument you can imagine, like a xylophone, and drums and shakers,” Drew says. “It’s really fun. I just want him to appreciate music. He doesn’t need to be a star.”

Other than belting out his little lungs, Micah has been busy meeting all of his milestones, including “almost” perfecting his wobbly walk.

“He’s toddling along, he’s cruising. He pulls himself up on everything and cruises along,” Drew shares.

But, if left up to her baby boy, the first-time mom admits her son would much rather prefer to hitch a ride courtesy of Drew. “We just got him this tricycle that he is obsessed with,” she says. “That’s all he wants to do, ride his tricycle.”

– Anya Leon with reporting by Melody Chiu

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Tee Tee on

Sarah herself has a lovely voice so it wouldn’t surprise me if little Micah will grow up to be vocal!

avr on

So cute. I think her husband is musical too. They seem really down to earth.

Summer on

My son’s name is Micah Emerson! Love the name, and such great meaning!

Jess on

She is great on Grey’s anatomy!
Love the name of her little boy and it seems she and her husband are so down to earth and have good values about life!

Daria on

Excuse me but this just sounds like an entertainment business B-class star wanting her son to be an A-lister.

We have him in music classes and … he has every different kind of instrument you can imagine, like a xylophone, and drums and shakers,” Drew says.

Ok, first of all, those are all percussion instruments.

“It’s really fun. I just want him to appreciate music. He doesn’t need to be a star.”

Yeah, right. You just want him to play percussion before he can walk?

“Other than belting out his little lungs, Micah has been busy meeting all of his milestones, including “almost” perfecting his wobbly walk.”

Well. My daughter walked when she was 9 months old, so that’s that. If you really want your child only to learn show business, posing and playing instruments, you can do that. If you’re not 100% sure you want to educate them outside your own comfort zone, I would recommend some science, social skills and gymnastics, as well.

Katie on

Uh, sorry Daria, but that is not what I got from this article at all. The woman was at an event about children, somebody asked her about her son, and she responded.

I don’t see how you got this idea that she wants her son to be an A-lister at all. It’s not like she is sharing videos of his musical ability. She isn’t booking him for shows or putting him on tv. I don’t even think People or babyblogs have any public photos of this boy. Not plastering his face on every magazine or blog she can and trying to make money or whatever on him. She even says that she doesn’t want him to be a star.

And as for instrument variety, I’d say that is pretty varied for a 1 year old. It’s not like he can play with a guitar or clarinet. As long as he is learning and having fun.

And as for when a kid starts walking, who cares if your kid is walking at 9 months and he is at 11, it doesn’t mean anything. Kids develop at different rates. Girls and boys develop at different rates. I don’t see how exposing him to something he likes is a bad thing.

Music is good for children and is in no way staying with in her comfort zone of ‘show business’. We have no idea what other enrichment he does or does not get. It seems to me like this so called B-list star is simply a working actor who loves her kid and maybe isn’t as well known because want to be. She doesn’t act like so called A listers. She isn’t married to some dude in the biz and she seems to have more ordinary and classy values than many in similar positions.

But whatever, we read the same article and came to different conclusions. That is just my 2 cents. Try not to be bitter.
Happy holidays.

Cristine on

Daria,

Perhaps Ms. Drew’s one-year-old isn’t perfect for “only” “playing” percussion instrauments (the absurdity of having to write that statement to you is…surreal), but I find it odd that you feel the need to attack him as if he, at 11-months, is a “failure.”

And apropos “perfect children”: there is a strong correlation between learning/developmental disabilities and early walkers. A little food for thought next time you feel the need to criticize other children and their (loving) mothers.

Happy holidays!

cassie on

Well Tee Tee I have to agree on that one!!!

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