I just met with a new student. She is an adult student who played violin years before she had a family, and now wanted to learn again. But we talked a lot today about the reason we should play music and this lady was full of a wisdom that inspired me as a teacher and as a musician.
She reminded me that we are here on this planet for so short a time and music is a gift. We should enjoy it and it should be fun.
I think often I get bogged down with preparing for concerts or auditions and worrying about if my technique is clean or what others may think of my playing, that I forget why I play violin...why I really play.
THere are possibly thousands of reasons to play violin, but I think this lady reminded me of my own reason. By talking to her, it has refreshed me and I do not drag my feet to spend hours in my practice room today... I look forward to it because I have a renewed perspective on the WHY.
Why do you play violin? :)
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