|Violin Tip of the Day
For Violin Students of All Ages
|Practice and Rehearsal Tips. Technique Pointers. Violin Care Guidance. Exercises and Motivation for Violinists, Fiddlers or Anyone Interested in Stringed Instruments.|
|Here in the United States we have a holiday at this time of year called Thanksgiving. Part of that holiday involves calling to mind things you are thankful for. I, naturally, am thankful that I got the opportunity to play the violin. My folks really couldn't afford it, but they saw to it that I took lessons. And I still don't know how we did it, but they even got me a decent intermediate quality violin -- which I still play to this day.
But I was thinking the other day that Thanksgiving might also involve figuring out ways to make other people thankful for you. I'm especially thinking of ways that might involve the violin.
I know a Suzuki teacher in South Central Texas who makes sure that her kids play at a nursing home during the holidays, as well as in the town's Christmas celebration. Folks are thankful for that. I know folks who play their violins at church services -- not only at this time of year, but all year long. Folks are thankful for that.
Folks would be thankful for your playing, too!
This year, pick up your violin and figure out a way to help make other people thankful for you and your fiddle, even if they never thank YOU directly.
|Beautiful Violin Christmas Ornaments|
|Decorate your own home this holiday season, or give as gifts to teachers, fellow students or other violinists you know!|
|Christmas Is Coming!|
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