As my Spanish teacher always saidPosted: April 4, 2011
In high school Spanish class, my teacher told us that when you had dreams in Spanish, you were significantly improving. If this is true and holds for the violin as well, then if I have violin dreams, does that mean I’m getting much better?
The other night, I dreamt that one of the Colburn students wanted me to play in her recital. She promised me that my part was really easy and was actually designed for a beginner, while the other violin part that she would be playing was of course much more difficult. I went to rehearsal and it turned out that all I had to do was pluck the open E-string. Unfortunately, I couldn’t even get that right and she ended up firing me from her recital.
I still have anxiety or inadequacy dreams relating to high school, the Air Force Academy, work, and grad school. Add violin to the list.