So far there's been no significant progress since the varnishing. Turns out the peg holes need to be bushed and I don't have the tools nessasary to do this. I might need to take off the belly in order to fix the crack on it. The Sound post is pushing the belly making it uneven. Not to mention the crazyness that's been happening in my life. School work. Relationship troubles. Auditioning for Summer Camp at the Kentucky Governor's School of the Arts. And various other teenage problems. And as it turns out, I'm moving to Jacksonville...maybe. My mom want to move to Jacksonville. My dad wants to move to Orlando. I prefer Jacksonville seeing as it's not too far from both Orlando and Savannah, Georgia. And it has The Violin Shop which seems like a pretty amazing place for instruments from the website.
Do modern violin shops take apprentances still? I would like to apprentice somewhere close rather than having to move to Chicago or Salt Lake City for learning to be a luthier. Mainly because it gets so Cold!
As far as the playing goes, I'm getting better than I was on my own. My teacher is Dr. Emily Hanna Crane of Austin Peay University. She really knows what she's doing and that accompanied with my ability to learn quickly has been amazing.
So in general, life has been complicated but i consider myself lucky to have made it so far.
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