I had basically ignored the violin for about forty years, except for a few performances annually. Three years ago I was convinced to give violin lessons and as a consequence began to practice more seriously. Now I have twelve students who are progressing well.
My father was a renowned surgeon, and I majored in pre-med in college, minoring in violin. Since then I was called to the pastorate, and completed my graduate work in Seminary. Now I am senior pastor of a small church south of St. Louis.