Jim Hastings
Status: Member
Member Since: September 22, 2005
Last Visit:July 27, 2017

Jim Hastings

I completed a degree in violin performance but decided at 21 not to go into the music business. I had already started in the commercial business field part time while still in school and decided to continue in it full time after graduation.

I became a published freelance op-ed writer in 1990 and a small-business owner in 1996. Now I continue playing as a serious amateur. I came to see that small-chamber playing, rather than orchestra, was really my niche.

I do occasional blogging here on violinist.com and sometimes participate in the discussion forum as time allows. I typically post blogs first to my non-commercial WordPress page:


Besides music, some other subjects I write on there are fitness and national issues.

Blog Posts

2015: Oct. Nov.

2014: Oct.

2013: May Jul.

2012: Aug.