Hello, world! On this little blog, I will sporadically post musings and interesting finds on all things about violin, music, teaching, and such. Today, I will kick things off by explaining the name of my site.
“Lonely? That sounds sad!”
But it isn’t, really.
Originally, it was just the file name of an image. I traced it from a picture of a Strad for the flyer advertising my senior recital. I meant to trace the whole thing, but I liked the minimalist look so much that I just stopped. A few months later, the image made an appearance (in white out!) on the top of my black graduation cap, and soon after that, on flyers advertising lessons when I first moved to Boise for grad school. Lo’ and behold, I had a logo!
“But it’s not sad, because… why?”
I like to imagine that the violin is a living creature that has grown as much of an attachment to me as I have to it. It follows, then, that if I am not playing my fiddle, it gets lonely. An instrument that is not played is simply a silent, though beautiful, mechanical wonder. It needs love to come to life. And that is what I intend to do; and I hope I can help others do the same.
Is that a little silly? Perhaps. Sappy? Probably. But sad? Definitely not!