Brave Beginnings: Falling in love with music

Monica started with clarinet, got a Bachelor’s degree in flute, and fell in love with tenor saxophone. Marina plays ethnic percussion and sings, but fell in love with violin.

Monica started with clarinet, got a Bachelor’s degree in flute, and fell in love with tenor saxophone. Marina plays ethnic percussion and sings, but fell in love with violin.

 

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One of the most special things that musicians of all skill levels (pros and hobbyists alike) have in common is that we all a story of how we fell in love with music - whether it’s the first time picking up an instrument, or returning to it after years. In the first episode of season 2, Marina and Monica talk about their Brave Beginnings - how they got started in music, why they chose the instruments they did, and how they got re-started after a break. They interview each other to explore the idea that there is no one “right” journey for being a musician.

There was just something about music. It was like all of the emotions that I would want to feel existed in music. When I played, the rest of the world disappeared.
— Monica Shriver
I told him I was coming back to jazz violin for the first time in years and he said, ‘welcome home.’
— Marina Terteryan
Monica Shriver