Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Violin Dreams

Katherine has been begging to play the violin for months, more than a year.  When she hears music with violin parts she comments on it.  When we watch orchestras play, her eyes are riveted on the violin section.  She even loves pictures of violins.  It is evident that Katherine has a deep love of music and it is time to feed her passion.  Today, I took her to be fitted for a violin.
Our local orchestra teacher measured her arm length and fitted her with a 1/4 size violin (which is adorable!).  The she gave Kate her first lesson in how to hold the violin, how to care for it, and how to "piccata" or pluck the strings one at a time.
Katherine practically glowed with pleasure.  Kate's teacher will be a high school violinist who has taken on students of her own and we are still arranging lessons.  But I know one girl who can't wait to play.

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