The idea of playing violin solos was not my cup of tea, but I gave in when the band teacher at my new high school asked me to play in the annual Christmas concert. I remember standing up in front of an audience of new friends and their families in the school auditorium playing "O Holy Night" on my violin, accompanied by the choral director.
I can still feel that adolescent embarrassment of standing out, being different from my peers as I played the violin. But I did it. Music is said to build other strengths. I can say it added confidence to my repertoire that night. Do you recall a similar experience? Share below...
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