My mother was an avid violin player. Never a professional, she played frequently with local orchestras, and taught violin lessons throughout her life.
As my daughter Emma enters 4th grade, she has the opportunity to play a string instrument through the school’s music program. She enthusiastically chose the violin. Her violin classes will begin this coming week, but I am allowing her to carefully feel what it’s like to hold & produce open notes on the violin.
There can be no doubt that Grandma Charlotte is smiling down on Emma as she makes her first sounds on the violin.