Thus began my music lessons.
When I was in 7th grade, I decided to take a class called "Beginning Strings." I thought that maybe a different teacher would inspire me with the guitar. What I didn't realize was that "Strings" meant violin, viola, cello, and bass. Since I had to walk to and from school, I picked the lightest instrument to lug around.
Thus began my violin lessons.
I picked up the instrument quickly and became reasonably proficient. I found that I enjoyed the technical aspects of the instrument. But I still did not really connect with the music.
One day we were given a piece to play. It was by a Baroque composer by the name of Telemann. I loved it! I wanted to play more works like this.
Thus began my passion for Baroque music.
Since that time, I have always had a love for that style of music. I always played Baroque music with more technical ability and more passion than any other type of music that I had to play.
And, the most interesting thing was that I wanted to share that passion with the audience. At the time, I was not conscious of this. But, looking back, I now recall being aware of the audience and how they were responding to my performance. It was a wonderful feeling.
Share those feelings with your customers. Help them to understand why you do what you do. Often times, a person will look at your work and they may like it, but they don't know the story behind it. Give your customers a glimpse into your creative process. Explain where your inspiration comes from. Show them what being an artist means to you.