DOZ Issue 39 January 2019 - Page 18

was in junior secondary school, I took music as one of the subjects I studied, and I had this fantastic music teacher in my second year. The first year was a disaster thank God it didn’t continue that way because I would have probably hated music. So the second year of junior secondary school, I had this fantastic teacher who quickly realised I love to sing and got me and two other girls rehearsing lit- tle melodies, which we would sing with him at the piano and then he took us for our first competition. So that was one of the bigger encounters with formal music this time. Because there we had to study music theory, the notes and all of that. But the big encounter if I may say, was in church. And so for the first time I went to church for an orchestral concert there was this choir, and there for the first time in my life I saw an DOZ Magazine | January 2019 And at that point I said to my mother, I want to learn to play the violin. So the first instrument I would go and learn properly was the violin. The support is where I met someone I call my angel. 18 orchestra, choirs, of course, I had seen but an orchestra, no. And it was just amazing to me to be able to find all kinds of people playing different instruments, somebody waving the hand and everything was in perfect harmony. So beau- tiful the music, so difficult and I said to myself; this is so difficult I can see it is so difficult, and that’s what I want to do because I felt it was this challenging thing that I needed to master, so that was it for me. And at that point I said to my mother, I want to learn to play the violin. So the first instrument I would go and learn properly was the violin. The support is where I met someone I call my angel. So there were several angels God sent me along the way to help me in my path, and the first angel would be the one in the church who taught me how to sing – my first singing teacher. Her name is