Daddy, I want to learn to play the violin, I heard her say.
We rented the first instrument the very next day.
Before long she made me very proud,
When she joined the Philedelphia Youth Symphony crowd.
Soon she was performing in Russia, China, and Spain,
Traveling the world by boat, plane and train.
Then off to Southern Methodist University on a scholarship she earned,
And during the summer showed the Disney Epcot Orchestra what she had learned.
For her masters she attended the University of Maine,
While starting a family, traveled to teach in the snow, sleet and rain.
She also played with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and sat first chair,
Displaying her learning, her talent and her pretty red hair.
The practice continued to keep her career going forward,
Studying continuously with artists such as Eric Freidman, recipient of Grammy award.
Tackling the Institute of Music Studies in Graz, Austria, with a smile,
She also taught pre-schoolers, introducing students to the Suzuki style.
Treetown Strings, Wild Swan Theater, Arpeggio String Ensemble, to name a few.
Over the years, her credits just grew and grew and grew.
And currently, at Rochester College, teaches how to use your ear,
While as concertmaster for the Rochester Hills Orchestra, keeps it running in full gear.
I could go on and on as fathers tend to do,
But I will stop here, and leave the rest up to you.
I know you will do well with the violin, just wait and see.
How can I be so sure? Well, after all, she taught me!