A couple of interesting quotes came my way, one from a fellow YouTuber:
"i used 2 play violin but then found out im a wind instrument person"
Interesting how we find out who we are as musicians along the way, and I think most of us who stick with the viola have that story to tell. It makes for a more interesting existence than having been fed that instrument and wondering why we still play it ten years down the road. I guess playing the viola is like a a religion based on conversion. Like, you know, vampires.
And from a student of mine, when I noted that it seems that more students these days seem to exert unnecessary bow pressure:
"The world hasn't changed. It's just you."