Abbie has been learning the violin for about a year now and her love for music is the reason I selected her for the first student snapshot. This is a little glimpse of Abbie’s dreams and goals and the journey she has begun to achieve them.
Abbie simply loves ABBA. Before she could play a single note on her violin, she had her music books all lined up and knew exactly what songs she wanted to learn (Queen and David Bowie may make an appearance on that wish list too). NB: There may have been some singing during the making of this interview.
How old were you when you started learning violin?
I just turned 6.
What made you choose violin?
I thought maybe I’d like violin and I wanted to learn how to play Mamma Mia, Starman and Ground Control to Major Tom (Space Oddity) on an instrument.
What’s your favourite song?
I have two favourite songs: Mamma Mia and Super Trouper by ABBA.
What’s your favourite colour?
Purple or pink, if I can’t say rainbow.
And what about your favourite thing to do?
My favourite things to do are listening to music, singing and hugging my mum.
What do you think is the hardest thing about learning violin?
Learning new songs.
What’s the best thing about learning violin?
I enjoy it because it’s fun.
How does music make you feel?
Great! It makes me very happy.
Abbie tells me she’s looking forward to being able to play her favourite songs and I have no doubt that if we check in with Abbie again later in the year we’ll find her playing AND singing Mamma Mia.