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Eloise Garland

The New Year

January 1, 2012 at 11:27 PM

It seems rather fitting to be writing a blog on the first day of January this year. I predict some change around the corner and even though I haven't made any resolutions for this year (other than the New Year's Practice Pledge, of course!!), I can't wait to get started at school again.

2011 was filled with many great times for me - too many to list in fact. Probably the best thing about 2011 was starting at my new school where I have made the best of friends who all share music as their main interest. The experiences I have had and the opportunities given to me in the short time I have been there have been phenomenal and there will be many, many more to come!

I'm sure each and every one of you have something positive to say about 2011 musically - maybe you started the violin or took up a new instrument, did your first recital, took part in an exciting concert, passed an exam or made more musical friends. Please share below what you enjoyed about 2011 and what you look forward to in 2012! Certainly one of the things we should be thankful for is having here for yet another year, bringing us all together in the violin world.

Happy new year, everyone!

From Tom Holzman
Posted on January 2, 2012 at 10:10 PM
New Years Day is always a good time to take stock. I am thankful for my orch and the great teachers I have. Playing the New World Symphony by Dvorak at the last concert was surely up there. I look forward to a 2012 where I have fewer orthopedic problems (although not easy at my age of 61) and I play some fun stuff. I hope yours is good too.
From Julian Stokes
Posted on January 3, 2012 at 1:49 PM
I've enjoyed reading about your progress and am excited for you that you've found a path to something that really interests you.

I always knew for me, after 2010, 2011 would have to be a case of just getting through it. But what I didn't know was that thanks to a chance meeting I would finish the year by meeting kindred musical spirits who I believe are destined to be life-long friends.

My musical direction seems to be moving more towards the folk/traditional - but that's the thing with music, it's as endless and as fascinating as the universe itself. Who knows where it will take you next?

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