I’LL PLAY THE VIOLIN ‘TIL THE DAY I DIE
Jordan T. Smith
I started playing violin when I was ten years old. I was in fifth grade when I started. I didn’t know how to play—at first it was hard. I wanted to play because I saw people playing the violin and it looked fun. I took summer lessons with my music teacher, Ms. Cauthin, at my school—Ligonier (PA) Valley Middle School.
Now I am in the middle school string group. We play many concerts. I am the youngest person in my strings group. (TO VIEW PHOTO CLICK ON: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/4304815473/ ) Everybody else is in seventh and eighth grade or in high school. It can be hard because everyone is older than I am. It is also hard because I am in the school band and jazz band. I play bass clarinet too, so I am very busy, but it’s ok. I don’t do too many solos. The only ones I have done are when I played at my cat’s (Honey) funeral and I played at a Halloween party.
Violin is probably an instrument that I will play until the day I die. It’s just a very fun instrument to play. I think more people should play instruments because they can learn so much music by playing. That’s my story on the violin.