Starting up again

January 21, 2019, 8:17 PM · So happy to be starting the violin again, from scratch. After 20+ years of following my career path, than a wonderful visit to Vienna last Sep, and getting my restored violin handed to me Christmas morning in a new case, I started looking to replace the viola bow I have played with for all the time I played before I put it away. In his shop, the fine violins and bow merchant told me I need lessons, and a new bow of course! My Schradiek book and Wohlfahrt books arrived today. I am considering buying a bow that costs 3k, never thought I would spend that for a bow. So I am turning in my Sivori Viola bow for a nice french bow....I love my new teacher, she accpets nothing but what is correct. I enjoy this site and the general comments form real professionals and amateurs like myself.

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January 21, 2019, 8:51 PM · Welcome Matthew. Since you admire and respect your teacher, my only suggestion is to involve her in your choice of new bow.
January 21, 2019, 9:38 PM · Excellent idea, my bow guy recommended her! hahah! Same thing kinda!
January 22, 2019, 6:38 AM · Just so he's not paying her a commission (i.e., a kickback). That kind of stuff happens.
January 22, 2019, 11:57 AM · Commissions (in the context that Paul described) are disgusting. I hate those.
January 22, 2019, 2:14 PM · Mr. Austin,

I know exactly how you feel. Gave up motorcycling to single parent three. Now, one is grown, and nothing I can do with the other two. So, back on motorcycles. Only thing that always puts a smile on.

Well, that, and the faces of little kids never met before who look, wave, and yell out, "Hi, Santa!" in July. I have candy canes year around.

About commissions: Pay direct to the employee so no taxation involved.

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