Chapter 6~ "There was abuse in my family...mostly of a music nature." from the film, A Mighty Wind
At a very young age my father seems to believe that I asked him for a fiddle. I vehemently deny this and always maintain that I wanted a guitar and to learn how to sing. Alas, my dad has a different perception and insisted on taking me to downtown Portland at the age of 7 and buying me a violin at Schubach Violin Shop. I went through a series of teachers who had obviously no interest in teaching and no ability to inspire. Eventually he found Carol Anne Wheeler who I will always say, taught me everything I know about the basic of playing the violin, and who gave me the foundation I needed to obtain quality of tone.