Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Violin in the Family: Thoughts from Karen Rile

I came across a fine piece of writing from Karen Rile that I thought I'd share here.


Virgil T. Morant said...

I still remember how upset I was at age five when I was told I was too young to start piano lessons. Well, I got started later, but, precocious child that I was, I thought it a waste of that time waiting. This was a very interesting read. Thank you for the link.

Anonymous said...

I recall Yehudi Menuhin speaking about the "crystalizing" experience in which he decided (perhaps the violin decided for him?) for his chosen path. I know personally that, in spite of many diversions, music has been my lifelong love affair, sometimes a hobby and sometime a career (now past). It is interesting to query whether our parents decide, our passion decides for us, we decide or circumstances choose, and maybe a combination of all the above. I do know that my parents did not want my pursuit of music, so music pursued me. Thank God. All good thoughts sent your way.