ViolinTip of the Day
For Violin Students of All Ages
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Today's Tip
Stick with me, today.  We're going to stray a little from our usual path, but we'll find our way back.

Today is my sister Pam's birthday.  Happy Birthday Pam!

Pam is not a good reader.  She had trouble in school for years.  She'll be the first to tell you that she had such trouble in elementary school that she was retained a year.  Pam barely made it out of high school.

Pam took some typing classes in high school.  She didn't do too well, but we all figured that Pam would either work as a secretary or some sort of clerical position.

But Pam took a job in a local hospital as a nurse's aide.  It opened an entire new world for her.  She loved working with patients, and decided that she would like to take on more responsibility.

Pam entered a program to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.  It was very difficult for her, but she worked very, very, very hard and passed her courses as well as her tests.  She has now been a successful LPN for many years.

What does this have to do with violin?

1.  Pam found a job she REALLY wanted.  She developed a passion to reach her goal.  That is the same thing we as violinists have to do.  We need to set our sights on a goal, get passionate about it.

2.  It wasn't easy for Pam to become an LPN.  Becoming a good violinist isn't easy either.  There will be tough times.  There will be times that you want to give up.  Pam didn't give up on her goal.  Don't give up on yours.

Keep those two things in mind and there is no doubt that you can do great things with your violin!

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