V.commers ARE THE BEST VIOLIN TEACHERS . . .
After reading V.com for the past twelve years, I realize that you, the readers and correspondents, who have graciously taken your time to sit down and share your knowledge and opinions on V.com, have created an incomparable work of knowledge.
And I thank Laurie who had the foresight to create V.com and the tenacity to keep it up and running for all these years. She has made an incomparable contribution to string musicians.
Most impressive is, that she has kept the website strictly on target and totally clear of filth. This is a site that is safe for all who are old enough to read and will not introduce any subject off color.
About ten years ago, I remember a mixed up thirteen year old girl who wanted new and better violins, bows, cases etc. that her mother could ill afford. This girl was taken into heart by a good number of V.com readers who carefully took their time to talk (in writing) to her, console her and convince her that she needed to learn on the instrument that she had at the time; at the current time new expensive equipment wasn’t appropriate.
I thank all of you, and especially Laurie, for the knowledge that you have contributed educating me on the playing on and about the machine called violin.
Make sure that your bows have 8 hours of light every day and Happy New Year.
I love V.com so much. I love the lively discussion here and the wealth of knowledge-sharing that happens here. The site is well organized and is kept very clean.
Lovely site, yes.
With someone like Leia Zhu on v.com, how can anyone disagree?
Re ~ V.commers ARE THE BEST VIOLIN TEACHERS . . .
Thank you Allan! And thanks to everyone who creates a welcoming community here and who contributes their own expertise, whether that is in violin technique and knowledge of the instrument, or other areas such as medicine and health and frankly just life wisdom. All these things together, along with some respect and give-and-take, can help all of us continue to grow together as musicians and people.
Personally I'm very thankful for this forum - everyone here has been very kind to this 60-year old returnee after a 45 year hiatus from the violin. Obviously for me it is all about the joy of the instrument and learning to make the kind of music I love with it, eventually with others, rather than any idea of becoming a professional. It's been great to have access to such a kind, experienced, and knowledgeable group!