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Most parents will do anything to get their musically precocious children to practice.

Sharon Isbin's father let her set off model rockets in their Minnesota back yard in turn for playing guitar one hour each day.

It paid off: Isbin's one of the foremost classical guitarists in the world, a Grammy winner and the subject of a documentary, "Sharon Isbin: Troubadour."

Out soon on DVD/Blu-ray, it has everyone from Michelle Obama to Joan Baez, Steve Vai and David Hyde Pierce singing her praises.

The high point so far? "Playing at the 9/11 Memorial," Isbin says. "Looking at the faces of 24,000 family members and survivors, I realized why I was on the planet and became a musician - to help heal the world."

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