Jim Kelly is my “go-to” person, an advisor that I count on when shopping for violins and bows at Potter’s Violins. He is welcoming and personable. He can tell me or my student that he has several of the kind of instruments I am looking for -or he may reveal that he is going to Europe on a buying trip in three weeks. I might like to come back when he returns to see what is new.
Parents often ask me, “What can I do to get my kid to the next level?” This one simple question incorporates so many assumptions that it is not always easy to answer. The first thing I am going to ascertain is whether the parents are actually participating in their children’s music education and supporting it […]