Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Violin Practice

One of my favorite things to do is practice my violin. It has only been two years since I received it, but it feels like forever for me.

When I was four, I heard someone playing the violin at a homeschool day that we attended. I loved the sound of it, and decided that I would like to play the violin as my choice of an instrument.

A few years later, Mom and Dad put me into piano. I took piano for 5 years, and then I began self-teaching myself the rest of what I needed to know (I am still learning ;) ).

We began looking at violins, to see what the price ranges were. They were way over budget for me! I began to pray about it, and we found one very low-priced on the internet. I was thrilled! I can remember checking to see when it would arrive every day on the shipping tracker online.

When it arrived, I actually cried. I could not believe God had seen fit to give me one.....

Now, I am learning to play, teaching myself. It is going slower than it would if I had a teacher, but I am not screeching as much, so I suppose I am improving! :)

I thought I would share a few pictures from today's practice:

With God, anything is possible. I had only dreamed of this, but how much more God wants to give us if we just ask!

Wishing you a lovely day!



Anonymous said...

I always wanted to learn the violin! Maybe there's hope for me yet.

That's really encouraging; I hope that it continues to go well for you!


Maiden Of Virtue said...

Thank Marian!


A Godly Maiden said...

I often thought I would've liked to learn to play a violin.. But I finally decided on a psaltery instead. :)
I am self teaching myself the psaltery, too.

I hope your practice continues to go well! :)

~ Lacy

Anonymous said...

Oops! I meant "Thanks Marian" not "Thank Marian" :) I hope you get to learn the violin- I know you will do great!

Hi Lacy,
I love the way a psaltery sounds... it is so pretty!

Thanks for all the encouragement ladies!