Hello, I am a single, poor violinist. I'm currently going to music school and am preparing for a very large audition. However, I've been playing on the same violin since I was 12 years old, thats ten years! The violin that I have currently is great and I love it, but it's really made for people who are learning. I've been playing most of my life (17 out of 22 years) I've been beating out people with 30,000 dollar or more violins for years. Violin is my passion and I want and need the right tools in order to continue kicking butt! If I meet my goal not only will I get a better instrument, I will also agree to teach one lucky student violin lessons completely FREE for up to five years. This is a huge investement. I have had an extremly hard year. My father was diagnosed with cancer, one of my best friends has passed away, and I need violin to cope and to thrive. Please help me get to my goal, I will be forever grateful!