Starting "From Scratch"
When you think of the phrase, "start from scratch," what do you think of? Maybe you think about all of the files you lost on a computer or some other electronic device, or maybe you think of your grandmother's famous homemade bread. Either way, this three-word phrase can have both good and bad connotations.
In my case, it is both good...and bad. Recently, I moved to my favorite state--Indiana. While this move was exciting--a new, beautiful environment in which to live, teach and perform--it was also scary. Not only, did not have many friends here, but musically, I was beginning from "square one," again. Before my move to Indiana, I was studying at The University of Memphis for four years. During those four years, I attempted to make contacts and get my name out there when I could. It wasn't until my last and senior year in Memphis, that I finally was able to get a job teaching Suzuki violin at a church nearby. Fast forwarding to the present, I have been worried over these last few months since graduating and moving to Indiana, that I would have to start "from scratch" all over again.
Thanks to my teaching experience and a little business help from my family, I have actually had a more successful time getting my name out there for the world to see! Also, I have recently taken on an artisitic internship at The Indianapolis Symphony, and I love it!
Although, starting from "ground zero" can be tough at times, over these last few months, I have learned that we should take advantage of these rare moments in life where we have an incredible opportunity to "start from scratch," begin again and see what we can improve from our last opportunity.
My goals for this blog are, to spread the message of music, to share musical ideas, to exchange tools for practicing and performing, and to make the most of this opportunity to start this blog "from scratch."
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I live Carmel, Indiana. I have been married to my very supportive and loving husband, James Matthew King, for four years. The most important things to me are God, my family and friends. I am a violinist and violin instructor by profession; currently, I teach for three music programs, perform for weddings and with various orchestras around Indy, attend graduate school at Butler University, and work as the GA for the Butler Symphony Orchestra. My favorite color is purple and my favorite animal is the elephant.