I was wondering what you think about the idea that students should learn some other genres along with classical as a way of broadening their ability on the instrument and even creating opportunities to perform as a career. So few violinists will grow up to be professional classical violinists that I feel students benefit from learning other music while they are young or beginners. Also, I sometimes will ask my students to compose something of their own, giving guidelines. By other styles I mean; bluegrass, celtic, folk, jazz, blues.
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