Growing up I learned to play the piano and I’m very thankful to my parents for giving me this opportunity. I took piano lessons for over twelve years, but I never really enjoyed it. I think this was partly because I had an unfortunate succession of incompetent teachers. Eventually, I stopped playing the piano altogether. These days I enjoy the piano from a distance – when my husband accompanies me as I play…the violin!
I can hardly believe that it’s been over a year since I started taking violin lessons. My father-in-law’s fiddling and my husband’s encouragement were the two things that got me started. It’s been an adventure with twist and turns but it has increased my love and appreciation for music – yes even piano music!
Here is a picture of the violin I play. It isn’t fancy. In fact it’s a hand-me-down from my husband’s grandfather’s closet.
“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”~ J.S. Bach