Farkle McBride is a gifted child who struggles with his musical genius. He can play several instruments, but is not satisfied until he learns that his real talent lies in making them all work together. His frustration with only being a small part of the orchestra is the driving force behind his willingness to learn more, try more, and finally find the thing he loves. Parents frequently say things such, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”. This story illustrates how perseverance pays off in the end.