I just finished listening to the quartets opus 127 and 131 by Beethoven (two of my favorite string quartets from Beethoven).
Yesterday, I listened to Mr. Grumiaux play the first Bruch violin concerto about five times, and Joshua Bell play it once. Once was enough... lol.
I think I might go insane. It's too bad I can't go to Kennesaw State University's camp or the University of Georgia at Athens' camp. Franklin Pond cleaned out my parents funds. Plus, my parents are still paying for my violin.
Oh, I need a job. Too bad I can't capture a few violinists and attempt to teach them for money. Is there a stereotype that females are better music teachers for younger children than males?
Maybe it is the fact that females are more compationate and less analytical? That, in itself, is stereotypical.
I'm afraid that I might have to find myself a job as a bagboy at a local grocery store, or something else that earns the minimum wage. However, if I did that, then I wouldn't have too much time to practice.
If life is like this when I am 17, how will it be when I get out of college? What if I can't find a job as a musician?
You need to get your name out there. Summer is full of weddings, which are good gigs if you can get them. If you have any friends or acquaintances that you know do weddings, tell them that you're looking for work. Remind them a few times.
If you don't diligently remind people that you exist, it can take years before they figure out that you're there.
Don't let Sydney hear that one! lol
Ask your neighbors with younger kids if they want them to play the violin.
I haven't heard Cho-Liang Lin's version, but would love to. His Mendelssohn is my favorite of all I've heard.
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