Wishing all of you a Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm playing for a private event on the 17th, but on the 19th, VIta and I will be playing on a float for the Hamilton Township NJ Parade...
My new purple violin!
Three years ago, I ordered a custom made electric violin from Mark Wood. It's special because you don't hold it with your neck. ...It's also purple and electric! I'm going to take a few weeks to get comfortable with it and then I'll do a video. Here is a picture - It was just finished and I went to the factory to pick it up. Kevin Mazz (in photo) worked on the violin.
It's almost 2022, and who knows what that will bring. I'm cautiously hopeful. I've started writing new music and applied for grants to support a future recording and a multimedia live show in case the world opens up again. I always like to say goodbye to the past year by throwing away/burning any regrets and celebrating any successes, so that's what I'll be doing on New Year's Eve. Wishing you all the best for the New Year.
I am thinking of Thanksgiving this week, and all I have to be thankful for. One of those things I am thankful for is being a musician. As a musician, you experience so many incredible moments, adventures and chances to bring joy to people's lives. I'm really grateful for that.
I have also started teaching online violin and fiddle lessons on a new platform lessonface.com/cady
On this platform, you can sign up for however many lessons you like. If you would like just a few lessons to learn some Irish fiddle tunes/techniques, you can do that. If you are preparing a violin audition or for one of those violin exams (I've trained a lot of students for both the ABRSM exam and NYSSMA violin and viola exams), this is a good way to get some input. Also if you need some ideas for how to practice or how to develop a beautiful tone, I'll be helping with those as well. I may even start a Celtic fiddle class there,
Thank you for checking out my blog. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!