Young Singer Performs “Edelweiss”

13-year old singer Adam Khaykin performs “Edelweiss” by Rogers and Hammerstein.

Adam is a first generation American who has loved music from a very young age and studies both violin and voice. In his video he shares what it’s like to have ADHD, autism, and anxiety.

“My hardest challenges are low executive functioning, short term memory difficulties and anxiety. I am beyond grateful to be included in something that’s national and also meaningful!,” he says. “Having disabilities often feels lonely and isolating, but it doesn’t have to be this way. I utilize music to help me in such moments. I hope others will choose music or singing as one of their tools, as well.”

Adam is participating in From the Top’s Musicians with Disabilities Celebration. Throughout the spring, From the Top is spotlighting young disabled and neurodivergent musicians who have been invited to share their talents and stories on Daily Joy.


“By highlighting the creativity and passion of young people, Daily Joy offers real hope for the future and reminds us that great art is still being made all around the country.”


Music has the unique ability to bring joy to our lives – especially in the hands of young people. Daily Joy is a reminder of music’s power to uplift, inspire, and unite.

Daily Joy is a project of From the Top. It began in the very early days of the Covid-19 pandemic and continues today to offer a much-needed respite from the anxiety and worry that we encounter in the world.

From the Top is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the stories and artistry of young musicians through media and leadership programs. Learn more.

From the Top is grateful to the Richard K. Lubin Family Foundation for their generous support of Daily Joy.

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