Three weeks ago we (Joyce, my wife, and Olga, Clara and Fleur, our daughters) were at the International Summer School of Music, at Dartington, UK. One of the traditional features of the School is the instrument workshop, where anyone can come and ask a question, or play something and ask for feedback. Another is the master class, which is for advanced students, a teacher, and an audience.
Olga, my oldest daughter wants to play the violin. Why, o why didn't she think of that when she was seven? It will be a lot harder at 25. Still, it's a joy to have a violin-playing daughter. I shall try not to burden her with my expectations.
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