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Learning Perseverance Through Music

Help kids process frustration and learn the true meaning of practice in a relatable, uplifting story of passion and perseverance.

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Create a movement of gritty young learners

The Little Violin Girl will help!

About The Little Violin Girl

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A young girl wants to play the violin but her violin sounds terrible. It groans, shrieks, and whines leaving her disappointed, frustrated and downright annoyed. Will she ever be able to make her violin sing? 

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Intended for anyone who has experienced the weight of wanting to quit anything hard, My Violin is (Not) Broken? (and accompanying materials) is an uplifting story of passion, perseverance, and determination. It's perfect for children ages 4-10 (or anyone, really!)

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Inspired by my own experiences as both a young violin learner and a parent cheerleader of a young violin learner, the little violin girl reminds learners that struggles are okay. Sometimes taking a break helps us find new inspiration. 

Teach Kids

  • To not give up even when faced with obstacles
  • The importance of finding solutions to their problems
  • To take a breath and a break when they get mad or feel like quitting
  • That learning takes time and patience

ALL Readers Benefit

  • Prompts conversations about perseverance and grit
  • Brings awareness to the (very normal) challenges of learning that everyone faces
  • Promotes discussions of the emotions which happen during the learning process

Support The Community

Evelyn has a goal to create a movement of gritty young learners—especially, but not limited to, violin learners from a variety of backgrounds. That's why she's excited to be partnering with El Sistema, USA, to support a nationwide movement of programs to effect social change through music for children with the fewest resources and the greatest need.