Process Analysis Essay
Playing in the orchestra in junior high and high school was not something I found difficult until my senior year. This is when I decided I no longer wanted to play the trumpet, but instead learn how to play the violin. The reason for this late change was that I no longer wanted to be in the school band because I was not very fond of the new director. If I didn't play in the band I would no longer be able to play in the orchestra unless I learned how to play a string instrument, so that's exactly what I decided to do. It took a bit of coaxing on my part to talk my mom into letting me begin an entirely new instrument. She has never been too keen on the sound a violin makes, especially when it's the sound of a beginning violinist. However, I had my mind set on learning to play the violin, and I wasn't about to let anything get in my way. I was determined to be ready to play with the orchestra by the time school started, no matter how difficult it would be.
Skaer, Jennifer, "A Fast Lesson on the Fiddle (1995)" (1995). The Valpo Core Reader. 227.