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Dianne Adkins

Hi Mariko! Thanks for your comments and especially the list!! Saves us a lot of time researching!

Hi again! Kay, I would still want you to achieve skill mastery, whatever music you decide to work on. Consider the piece a vehicle to get you to your destination, that being mastery. So you would, non-emotionally, decide ahead what your goals are, pick an appropriate piece of music that requires that skill, and work to play well. Not knowing what triggers your negative experiences, it’s hard to know what to advise. I was thinking if you were having good feelings with piano, and violin carries such emotional pain inherently, perhaps you should consider a different instrument altogether? Just a thought. I would rather have you happy, and HERE. But if I have to choose, happy comes first.