Inspiring Teens Magazine: itmgz.com
Bailey Low - University of Pittsburgh
Do you play any instruments? Read below to see how Bailey got into music!
When I was nine years old I was a lover of music, I mean it practically coursed through my veins. I was that little girl who would sing wherever she went and made instruments out of anything. My mom knew I wasn’t like the other kids when I asked to go to the music store instead of the toy store. I always loved to see all the different instruments and pretended I was musician. One day we went and I found this beautiful sculpted string instrument, I hadn’t known what it was so I ask my mom and she said it was a violin. I thought it looked so different than any of the other instruments and would be the best fit for me. Although I never heard what it sounded like, luckily I was in the age where elementary school offers orchestra for fourth graders.
When I heard the orchestra for the first time I was shipped into another universe, I mean the sound was intoxicating. It just made want to play even more, so I asked my mom and she unfortunately said no because we didn’t have the money for one and she thought I wouldn’t like it. I was devastated all I wanted more than anything was to play the violin, I told my pop pop about the orchestra and how beautiful everything was. Little did I know that for Christmas he surprised me with a violin and bow. It was beautiful every string and corner was polished, and the bow was even more beautiful. Although the sound was like eating chocolate, you just wanted more and more and more until you couldn’t get enough of it.