Printer-friendly version
Mendy Smith

Shopping time..... again...

April 18, 2006 at 4:59 AM

I got a call this evening from my real estate agent - I got on offer on the house!!! WIPPEEE! Escrow is scheduled to close on the 25th of May. So, shopping starts again...

Firstly - for a new home with a good practice/music room (yes - I take my viola house hunting with me). I test the stairway, kitchen, office area, living room and entry way for good acoustics, lighting and ambiance. Oh, and a decent sized back yard so I can practice outside in the summer and hopefully not annoy the neighbors too much (great way to overcome stage fright btw).

Secondly - viola shopping starts again. I got the names of a few places from fellow violists in my orchestra and also found out about a convention of sorts for musical instrument makers in the next few weeks. Gotta check it out! I think I'll get a 15 1/2" or 16". I did try out a 16 1/2" but that was WAY to big.

Oh yeah - also need to find a teacher in the area now as well.

Just got finished with orchestra practice tonight. The fingerings I worked out work sooooo much better at concert tempo. I can now keep up with the principle violist. Sorta proud of myself on that one! The tuba moved back a bit, but now I'm sitting next to the basoons. It's still a bit hard to hear myself to tell if I'm in-tune or not. Maybe if I tilted my head a bit more - but I'm afraid of getting twisted out of shape. We'll see.

From Jasmine Lewis
Posted on April 18, 2006 at 11:35 PM
I play on a 15 1/2 in. viola myself...

This entry has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Email is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music

Yamaha Violin Finder
Yamaha Violin Finder

Corilon Violins
Corilon Violins

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop

Bobelock Cases


Los Angeles Violin Shop

Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Potter Violins

Pro-Am Strings

Violin Lab

Wangbow Violin Bow Workshop