When I was little I played violin in the school orchestra but I never was first chair.
That distinction went to this boy who got private lessons since he was in the womb. I remember how my Orchestra teacher would praise him while I got yelled at often and vicious looks when my bow would screech.
Anyhow, Mr. First Chair Violin is on trial this week for molesting one of his students. While I was busy in my non-first chair life, he became a teacher.
My Mom often likes to bring up the fact that I never took to the violin. Why would I have? I wanted to play CELLO!!!
Since I had to walk a mile home every day she didn't want me to ruin a cello so I got stuck with the violin. So, I'd refuse to practice (another thing she still mentions to this day) and never played the violin again.
Mind you, nobody ever mentions why Sar who was Ms. First Chair Clarinet isn't freakin' "The New Kenny G!"
We can't all be first chair violin players in this world!