I Alto wanna play viola - My Viola Lesson Adventure / choosing a viola

  • A Cellist Jumps In

    For years, I have been relegated to playing violin and viola in two ways – either like a 1/32 cello, balanced on my legs, begging for laughs, or just like any beginner might, awkwardly trying to balance the instrument on my shoulder and contorting my left hand to “position.”  My desire to be able to test play instruments and demonstrate their sound (and maybe play a different part on Pachelbel’s Canon, while I’m at it) finally led me to find a teacher.  As luck would have it, Lawrence University down the road has lessons for late bloomers like me, aptly...

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