Some of you may remember the beginning of violin lessons.
I looked back here and found out that was the beginning of December.
After 5 months of lessons, her teacher declared she is ready for the high school orchestra!
The violin I ordered for her was just a beginner instrument.
She is no longer a beginner.
My neighbor gave me a violin for her to use, but I knew it needed some adjustments because it hadn't been used for quite a while.
I also had another violin....it is old....really old.
It was purchased by my mother at an auction for $65 -- to use as a decoration in her music room.
It had been
abused used by many grandchildren over the years.
I decided to take it along to the violin store.
The violin techs thought the old violin was awesome.
They also said it needed a LOT of work.
They gave us a quote.
They couldn't guarantee the sound quality.
We took a risk.
Because the marking said "Germany" instead of West Germany, they believe it to be a pre-war instrument.
They worked their magic.
Emily picked out a wooden German bow to go with it.
It sounds wonderful!
It was so worth the risk.
But she is pretty nervous about orchestra starting in 2 weeks.