So yesterday at the Hillbrow Music School, 9 year old Rachel Lee Branken started learning the ... violin!! Surprise, surprise! I asked her why she had chosen that instrument since we had decided together that she would start the recorder with a view to changing to flute later on...she said she just woke up one morning and wanted to learn it!
Nothing to do with the absolutely virtuosic little 8 year olds she heard a few weeks back, each playing a movement from a violin concerto from memory in that inter-schools concert we went to, I hope!