The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76272   Message #1350647
Posted By: Pauline L
08-Dec-04 - 01:06 AM
Thread Name: Who influenced you to become a musician
Subject: RE: Who influenced you to become a musician
My parents, who had music playing at home on the phonograph or radio all the time, as I recall.

Mozart. I distinctly remember hearing Eine Kleine for the first time, when I was ten years old, on the clock radio my mother bought for me with green stamps. Even then I knew I couldn't sing, but I decided that I could do something similar with my violin.

I teach beginning fiddle/violin and, when I get a new adult student, I always ask, "Why did you decide that you want to learn to play the violin?" Some of the answers I get are: "I went to Ireland and heard some awesome fiddle playing." "My mother played fiddle, and so did my grandmother. I guess it's in my blood." This one frequently: "I don't know anything about music but I love the way the violin sounds."