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    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    So who are you and what brings you here!? Would love for us to build some community here and get to know each other.

    #1974 Reply

    Kay Chang
    Participant

    I am Kay Chang. I’m a Christian homemaker in Missouri. I home school my kids. I intentionally got them interested in playing violin since I already play violin and I thought it’d be fun to play together.
    I began violin in 6th grade the old-fashioned in public school way. Played all the way through college (though not as a music major). I didn’t play for quite a few years and then when the kids got old enough to play I picked it back up in order to encourage and help them learn. It was really hard to hear myself play for quite awhile at that time. I still cringe frequently at my own playing. I wonder if I’ll ever play again as well as I did in high school!

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    Eric Dugas
    Participant

    I am Eric Dugas. I have a musical background from my childhood and my adolescence. I played piano and guitar. I also tried the violin but only for a very short time. I did not thought that this instrument was for me. Before I reached 20, I forgot about music. I decided to try to play violin again in 2013. Discovering Michael Sanchez’ activities on the Internet made the difference and gave me the motivation and the help to decide to learn more and not giving up.

    I live in Canada, in the province of Québec and I speak french. I am sorry for this, but I am not good in english. I can make important mistakes, I don’t understand everything that people say and I have a little difficulty to find my words.

    I am very happy to be part of the «community» of students of ViolinTutorPro and to discover this new version of the Internet site.

    #2016 Reply

    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    Good to see you here Eric! Hope you enjoy the new community.

    #2023 Reply

    Eric Dugas
    Participant

    Thanks! Its a pleasure! I hope that the «old gang» will participate a lot, as well as the new members!

    #2034 Reply

    mcneelmom
    Participant

    Hi, My name is Becky. I’ve been playing violin for about two years now. I take private lessons and frequent the Violin Tutor Pro website often. The Violin Tutor Pro classes and videos have helped me immensely as I progress and improve! I have found that Michael Sanchez’s way of teaching and his ability to reinforce and explain key concepts has been so helpful! I have watched several You Tube videos over the two years and follow several other online violin teachers. But, by far, Violin Tutor Pro is the best website and has the teacher that I’ve found. The videos and classes are very beneficial and invaluable! Thank you!

    #2035 Reply

    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    Happy to see you here Becky! Glad you have learned from my lessons are interested in learning more!

    #2039 Reply

    flatpicker
    Participant

    Heya..

    My name is Charlie, I live in the Branson, MO area. I have been playing guitar and most other strings for over 50 years and about 5 years ago decided to learn the fiddle… I rreally thought I could get it down to passable in a few months!! Haha..that aint NEVER gonna happen! I play mostly Bluegrass and Old TIme Fiddle and have some pretty good mentors that I play with sometimes weekly or more.. They mostly just laugh..and show me the right way to play a tune! I go to as many jams as I can always looking to pick up a new lick or way to do a lick. I am a believer in ‘Less is More’, most of the time, preferring to keep pretty much to the melody line. Jams are supposed to be fun, and playing simple jam friendly songs makes them fun. I enjoy playing with people I dont know, just to see different styles and tunes.
    Hope to enjoy this site and maybe learn how to put some vibrato in my music!

    #2075 Reply

    Tracye
    Keymaster

    My name is Tracye, I am 53; I am from Texas, but now live in Boquete Panama.

    I picked up the violin for the first time in January 2014. I had never played a musical instrument, but have always wanted to learn the violin.

    I found Micheal’s old site and signed up. I bought a beginner violin from him and played on it for about 10 months, taking online lessons from Michael when he was doing Skype lessons.

    I became quite enamored with the Elda Marina when I heard how warm of a sound it produced and saw how beautiful it was; it was not a hard decision to trade in my beginner violin and buy the Elda Marina. I love that violin!!

    I still take online Skype lessons from another teacher and am making pretty decent progress.

    Picking up the violin was one of the best decisions I have made, I really enjoy it.

    #2081 Reply

    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    Nice to meet you Charlie and good to hear from you Tracye! Charlie have you seen my video on vibrato? Is one of the best ones I have put together over the years I think. Learn how to do vibrato.

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