Violin Gifts

  • Six Violin Gifts that are Hand - made in the USA

    1. Violin Gifts Made in the USA are a Special Treat

    Made in the USA ! I have recently traveled to several music conventions with my hand - made in USA Violin Gifts.  I have met other violin gift makers while exhibiting.  Most special about these gifts, is they often can be customized. So here are my recommendations.

    1. Hand Made in the USA Violin Purses are amazing gifts. These are designed by myself, and take several days to make.  If you can't afford these elite violin gifts, there are some prototypes that are not quite the final product, so are sold at a greatly reduced price. You are welcome to send a note asking about these violin bags if you have questions. And I have provided another alternative to the handmade by getting some made overseas to reduce the price. These include a small leather wallet. See the photos of each of these choices.
      violin gifts, made in the USA, Elite Handmade Black and White Violin Purse
    2. Violin Gifts, Made in the USA Purchased a Violin Gift for herself, and is so happy.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    violin gifts, made in the USA This hand painted silk scarf has been a popular seller.

     

     

    2. Hand Painted Violin Silk Scarves are also made in the USA. I don't know of any other scarf painter that is spending the time painting instruments on silk, as It is time consuming, but produces fun results. This particular design is not posted on the web site. It is very popular at festivals. Large (11 by 60) is $85, and smaller (8 by 50 in.) is $70. Shoot me an email with requests to Becky@MusicTeacherGifts.com.

     

     

     

     

    3. Delightful Music Lesson and Practice Tip Folk Art Greeting Cards that make you smile. There are many many violin and string cards. But from requests, the folk art cards have taken on so many other directions besides just music. We now have yoga, wedding, neighborhood, beer, Holiday and Occasion, wild animals... Find the cards and use the search feature if you like at www.MusicTeacherGifts.com. Please don't let the music part of the title fool you. There are plenty of other kinds of cards too, and we LOVE requests.

    mde in the USA, Violin Gifts Purchase Music Art Greeting Cards, Blank inside with Practice Tips on Back.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    4.0 Large prints of any of the over 150 cards mentioned above. use the search feature for violin specific art - there are many. You can purchase a print to be matted in a final size of 16 by 20in. or as a canvas. Canvases are not offered on the web site, buy contact me for a request and size. Here is a popular sample. The size is 12 by 15 by 1.5 in. The canvas has a wide side, and sells for $50 plus shipping. However, If you order a thinner canvas , 3/4 in., I can sell a (approx.) 16 by 20 canvas for $60 plus shipping.

    Violin Gifts, made in the USA Violin Gifts - Made in the USA "Ensemble Playing Tips: Be familiar with all parts."

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    5.0 Violin Earrings are fun violin gifts hand made in the USA. very few people know that I also make jewelry. It is a big seller at street fairs. i can make your colors to order for $20 plus $5 shipping and handling.

    violin gifts, made in the USA Violin Earrings, violin gifts made in the USA I can make whatever colors you request.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    6.0 Becky's handmade themed wallets.

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  • Sisters Win Violettes by Becky Youth Competitions


    2017 Annual Violettes by Becky

    Youth Composition Competition
    Sisters, Helena and Fiona Abney McPeek Both Win First Place

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    Repeat participants in the Violettes by Becky Youth Composition Competition, Helena and Fiona Abney-McPeek have both placed before. This year they have something special to celebrate, as they both have our 2017 first place prizes.

     

    Violettes by Becky Youth Composition Competition Senior Division -

    Youth Competition Winner

    Helena Abney-McPeek writes, "I started playing Suzuki violin when I was 4 years old.  From the very beginning, I was interested in composing, and I have several pieces for violin and voice that I wrote when I was maybe 5 years old.  Currently I'm 16 years old and a high school junior.  I sing in the a cappella choir at school and play violin in the Chicago Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.  I'm involved in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra's Composition Seminar and have composed for my high school's musical.  I'm also involved in the Computer Orchestra (an electro-acoustical ensemble) at my school and have composed a piece that we will perform in our concert next month. My other interests include math, computer science, science, writing and acting."
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    Violettes by Becky Youth Composition Competition Junior Division -
    Youth Competition Winner

    Eighth grader Fiona Abney-McPeek has been involved with music for much of her life.  She started playing violin when she was a todder. Soon after, she began her first compositions, which she played on violin with her family.  In addition to playing and composing music, Fiona participates in her middle school's Mathcounts, Science Olympiad, robotics, cross country and track teams.  She currently plays in a youth orchestra, sings in the school choir, plays chamber music with her friends and participates in a composition workshop.

     

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Violettes by Becky sent some questions to Mom for the blog to learn about the family of these amazing young ladies.


    Helena has entered the contest 4 times, and younger sister,  Fiona, 3 times.

    Youth Competition training A memory treasure for the McPeek Family
    Photo shows Helena, Fiona and Mom playing violin trios about 9 years ago.  Mary Sara McPeek, Mom, picked up a bit of violin from sitting in on the kids' lessons. Mrs. McPeek says, "with my (limited) experience on other instruments, I could hang in there and play duets and trios with them when they were little".
    "My husband, Mark, and I have a lot more musical enthusiasm than actual developed skill.  Mark has basically no training and doesn't play any instruments.  I am a musical dilettante with little formal training (some flute, mostly self-taught on piano, and some choral experience).  When the kids were little and the pieces were easier, I frequently accompanied them on piano.  The kids left us in the dust musically a number of years ago.  For example, Helena and Fiona both have perfect pitch and can sight-sing together in perfect two-part harmony (or more than two parts if there are others available).  My singing ability is much more limited, and my husband works hard to keep his part.  However, the kids still graciously and enthusiastically allow my husband and me to sing along with them, and they are encouraging when I try to play the piano with them while they play violin or sing."
    Youth competition contestants with family "A family portrait taken shortly after my kids had performed at my sister's wedding 1.5 years ago."
    In addition to caring about music, we are a family of math and science lovers.  Helena and Fiona are both very interested in areas such as computer science, physics, robotics, math and environmental science.  My husband has expertise in physics, I have expertise in statistics, and we both are academic researchers in statistical genetics/computational biology.  As a result, our family tends to talk a lot about interesting and puzzling science, math and technology problems as we sit around the dinner table.  There will sometimes be robots, hovercraft, or wheeled vehicles being built or programmed in our house, generally by the kids and their friends, with us parents helping to find supplies.  We also love to travel and to do fun stuff outdoors like hike or play ultimate frisbee.
    Congratulations to these wonderful young ladies and their family.
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    Registration is currently accepted for the 2018 competition. Inquire with any questions to Becky@MusicteacherGifts.com
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  • Talented Sisters Both Winners in Youth Composition Competition

    Youth Composition Competition Students Also Top Students in School

    This is the third year sisters, Fiona and Helena Abney- McPeek from Chicago have entered the Violettes Youth Composition Competition. This year they both received top placement awards!

     

    Gifts for music lovers, violin themed gifts, violin gifts Fiona, 1st Place Junior Composition Competition Winner

     

    Fiona Abney-McPeek from Illinois won 1st place in the Junior Composition division with "Sunlight".

    Thanks to Performers Music in Chicago for her $50 Gift Certificate.

    Currently 13 years old and in 7th grade, Fiona has been involved with music for much of her life. She started playing violin when she was a toddler. Soon after, she began her first compositions, which she played on violin with her family. "Sunlight" is Fiona's first piece for brass. In addition to playing and composing music, Fiona participates in her middle school's Mathcounts, Science Olympiad team and cross country teams. She currently plays in a youth orchestra, sings in the school choir, plays chamber music with her friends and participates in a composition workshop.

     

     



     

    gifts for music lovers, violin gifts, violin themed gifts Helena wins for a 3rd year in a row, but this year she is in the Senior Division.

    Helena Abney-McPeek from Illinois won 3rd place in the Senior Composition Competition with "May 14". She entered Parts I and II separately due to their length. Both Parts I and II were equally excellent, and tied for third place! Helena has won awards for the past 2 years.

    Thanks to Sheet Music Plus for the $25 Gift Certificate

    Helena, age 15, started playing Suzuki violin at the age of 4.  From the very beginning, she was interested in composing, and wrote several pieces for violin and voice when she was about 5 years old.  She is now a high school sophomore.  She sings in the a cappella choir at school and plays violin in the Chicago Youth Concert Orchestra.  She's involved in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra's Composition Seminar and has composed for her high school's musical. Her other interests include math, computer science, writing and acting.

                   


    Music Art Cards to Benefit Youth Music Competition

    The Youth Music Competition will earn 100% from card profits thru the end of May 2016, and 20% after that. Please support our work with card purchases at this LINK. You can buy a set of all the same or an assortment. We are currently working on more cards, and love requests.

    Gifts for Music Lovers, Violin Gifts Purchase Music Art Greeting Cards, Blank inside with Practice Tips on Back                                                               to benefit our Youth Music Competition.
  • Student Bio of 2nd Place Senior Composition Winner

    With No Formal Composition Training, Ms. Williams takes 2nd Place

    A s 2nd Place Senior Composition winner, Lindsey Williams of Bend, Oregon receives  $200 cash, donated by the West Knoxville Kiwanis Club.

    gifts for music lovers, violin gifts, piano gifts Lindsey Williams, Senior Composition  Winner

    Lindsey is an 18 year-old senior with many musical interests. She has been studying piano with Peter Brownlee for the last seven years. During this time, she completed, with distinction, all 10 levels of the Oregon Music Teachers' Association Syllabus, and has won a number of competitions, most notably the Cascades Classical Music Competition and the OMTA Bach Festival. She has also participated in masterclasses with Jill Timmons and Sean Chen.

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    Additionally a violinist, Lindsey has performed with the OMEA All-State Orchestra and is a
    member of her high school's Chamber Orchestra. Lindsey loves chamber music and recently won 2nd place at the State Ensemble Festival with her piano trio.

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    Lindsey has been composing ever since she began learning piano seven years ago, mimicking
    her favorite composers, Bach and Mozart. More recently, she has been exploring her own
    unique style, often taking inspiration from more obscure areas such as literature and visual art.
    While she has never had any formal composition training, Lindsey hopes to advance her skills
    at Bard College this fall, where she plans to pursue a double major in music and social studies.
    In addition to piano, violin, and composition, Lindsey is an avid French enthusiast who founded
    her school's French Club.




    Music Art Cards to Benefit Youth Music Competition

    The Youth Music Competition will earn 100% from card profits thru the end of May 2016, and 20% after that. Please support our work with card purchases at this LINK. You can buy a set of all the same or an assortment. We are currently working on more cards, and love requests.

    Gifts for Music Lovers, Violin Gifts Purchase Music Art Greeting Cards, Blank inside with Practice Tips on Back to benefit our Youth Music Competition.
  • Youth Composition Competition - Bio of 2016 Winner

    Elise Arancio, No Stranger to Composition Competitions

    gifts for music lovers, violin gifts Composition Competition Senior 1st Place Winner

    Just turning 16, Elise Arancio is our 1st place Senior Composition Winner for the Violettes 3rd Annual Youth Composition Competition. I had the pleasure of meeting her in person to present the $800 check donated by the West Knoxville Kiwanis Club. She enthusiastically agreed to be one of our volunteer judges for the junior student composition entries next year.

    Incredibly, she wrote her winning entry piece in one month! What a gift she has.



    Elise is a sophomore at Lakeside High School in Atlanta, Georgia, and has been studying composition with Dr. Richard Prior for four years. She is a violist and actively participates in Emory University pre-college programs such as the youth orchestra and chamber program. Elise also plays the piano, and hopes to establish a career in musical composition and viola.

    In 2014, Elise was a national semifinalist for the PTA Reflections competition with her string quartet piece “Mechanics”. Her piece for wind ensemble entitled “Sprites and Spirits” earned a merit scholarship to Interlochen Arts Camp, which she attended in the summer of 2015. This summer, she will be attending the Curtis Young Artist Program at Curtis Summerfest for composition. Her recent commissions include a piece for the Emory Junior Chamber Orchestra, as well as a flute duet piece.

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    Please Remember that purchases of our Whimsical Music Themed Greeting Cards Make Profits for the Youth Competition. The insides are blank. The backs have serious or humorous practice tips. We take requests. Painted in acrylics by Becky, a recently finished request is below with the Practice Tip: Sleep On It. (Anyone who has experienced this knows that if you practice or try to memorize a difficult passage before going to sleep, your brain will work on it overnight.)

  • Singer and Comedian Lulu Roman (from Hee Haw)

    Yes, That's right, Lulu Roman is Cool Violin Purse -un 42

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    We have taken a break from our Cool Purse -un blog, but can't resist the excitement of a post that Singer and Comedian, Ms. Lulu Roman is a proud owner of a Violettes by Becky Violin Purse. She is a lovely and kind person, and tells me,

    Violin Purse, Gifts for Music Lovers, Singer and Comedian Lulu Roman, Singer and Comedian

     

    "I love my bag, it's small and it goes with everything. You can put so much in this small violin I will never use another purse."

    This lovely woman has so many credits to her profession. Just a few of which are, she was a guest performer at the inauguration celebration of President Ronald Reagan in 1980, was inducted into the Country Music Gospel Hall Of Fame in 1999 and the Christian Music Hall Of Fame in 2008.

    Today, she is still both a as a comedian and singer, and as a Southern Gospel singer has well over 16 albums. Google her work and enjoy!

     

     

    Sincerely,

    Becky Chaffee

    Owner of ViolettesbyBecky.com

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    Click here to shop for your Violin Purse or Gig bag Today!

  • Violin Gifts, Human Gifts Guest Blogger from Berlin

    Human Gifts More Important than Violin Gifts



    Let me introduce Paul Brody who is on the Violettes by Becky Board helping to spread Violin Gifts. Paul is my brother. He helped come up with the Violettes name meaning little violins. He takes the violin gifts to boutiques in Berlin, Vienna and Paris to sell. He is part of the backbone of the Violettes by Becky Annual Youth Composition and Songwriter Competition. But he is also spreading human gifts helping the refugees that are pouring into Berlin.

     

    Guest Blogger, Paul Brody, from Berlin:

    I live in Berlin, Germany where thousands of refugees live within a few miles radius of my apartment. 

    While talking with my son about the latest ISIS atrocities, we mention that his grandmother, my Mom, was a refugee from 1939 Nazi Vienna. We always said, “If it weren’t for the luck of her family escaping Hitler, we

    Violin Gifts, Gifts for Music Lovers, Violin Purse My Mother loves our Violin Gifts!

    wouldn’t be here.” The emphasis was always on the threat. But in light of the refugee situation in Berlin, and hearing stories from so many of our friends volunteering to clean living quarters, donate clothes, and teach German, we looked at each other and saw our well trodden thought in a new light. “If it weren’t for those who helped Grandma get on the Kindertransport  headed for England, and for those in England who took care of her, we wouldn’t be here. 

    The next day I walked to the Wilmersdorf City Hall, where over a thousand refugees lived in rooms that weren’t currently occupied by government employees.

    It took me fifteen minutes to walk around the building to find the proper entrance. Laundry, milk and produce placed on window sills to keep cool in the Berlin winter, and second hand children’s toys were scattered around three sides the building. 

    I showed my passport to the guard and signed in. A soccer game was in full swing in the football field sized back court yard of city hall. Jump rope and hop scotch and teens huddling in circles filled the corners. I listened to the symphony of echoing children’s play, took in the mini world of those who had come from a place I thought little about until this year. 

    Images of news flashes blinked in my head: skies of Syria,  bombs falling, beheadings, neighborhoods turned to rubble. And here they are. The unlucky lucky ones. What stories were contained in these young people spending their day like a million other kids in Europe? 

    Then a girl, about 13 years old zipped by with big curious eyes under her headscarf. She gave me her best, Guten Tag. I nodded shyly. Then I felt tears well up in my eyes. That girl could be the same age as my mother when she was welcomed into a children’s home, then adopted by a Quaker family until the end of the war. 

    Why should this have to be? This insanity in the world? Why wasn’t that girl in her small town in Syrian enjoying an after school ice cream with her friends? But that’s a useless thought. She’s here, and we’re helping. And that’s all that matters. 

    During each visit to the city hall "home", those working in the main office quoted higher and higher numbers of refugees in Berlin; and we emptied, cleaned, and set up new rooms in the Wilmerdorf City Hall. 

    A good part of the fourth floor was cleared out for class rooms for both kids and adults. 

    The board of education department in former East Berlin donated a forest of DDR school desks that had been in storage since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. We lugged them to the fourth floor, washed them, and scraped the rock solid gum off the bottoms.

    I met a great cross section of Berlin volunteering at the city hall. Retired school teachers, lost souls looking for a mission, Marshal Plan workers, a film maker, the president of a well known architecture firm, and countless students. But the one that stays in my mind the most is a young woman who went about performing even the most dreadful chores with ease, even laughing. ======>>>>>>>

    We were carrying boxes of winter clothes, shoes, and bedding from the massive basement, where refugees from my mother’s generation were supposed to have hid, to a room upstairs where the Syrian refugees could rummage through.

    I asked her if she was a student. She giggled, “No, I send text messages to Angela Merkel.” 

    “That’s a funny. I should use that too!” I responded. 

    “It’s not a joke. My job is to keep up with the news and if anything thing seems important, then I distribute the information to Merkel and a few other important politicians via cell phone. I’m in charge of keeping them up to date on an hourly basis.”

    “So you really send Angela Merkel text messages?” 

    “I really do!” she smiled. 

    “Well, would you please tell her that I’m sorry that we spied on her cell phone, and hello from Paul the American trumpeter living in Berlin.”

    “Will do,” she said. 

    Months later, when visiting my sister Becky in Knoxville I found out that when she wasn’t busy working on her company, Violettes By Becky, she’s volunteering to help refugees as well. 

    “Refugees in East Tennessee?” I asked. 

    “Of course” she responded. “85,000 refugees are authorized to be resettled in the US in 2016 (up from 70,000 for the past 4 years). This means we find them a place to live, a job, and help them assimilate. We give each and every one of them community. But for now, there are no Syrians getting thru the vetting process. It takes many years to be approved. Only 1/2 of 1% of all refugees are 'resettled'. ”

    Gifts for Music Lovers, Violin Gifts, Violin Purse Paul with our Mom and my kids in Berlin in 2005. Different times.

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    Now you can give human gifts and Violin Gifts! Visit Violettes by Becky today.

     

     

  • Music Treasures of Knoxville, TN

    Another Area Music Treasure

    Violin gifts, violin purse, gift ideas for music lovers Our handmade Violin Gifts are stunning.

    Many Knoxvillians don't know about the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association (ORCMA) concert series. I just attended a wonderful concert by the the Oak Ridge (Symphony) String Quartet. They couldn't have chosen harder music, me thinks. I am proud to say that two of the players are Violettes Violin Purse owners! The really special kind, the handmade ones that make extra special Violin Gifts! That said, the music was spectacular. It was all from the Romantic Period from composers Schubert, Mendelssohn and Grieg. I think of romantic music as slow and "drippy". This music was swift to put it mildly. And the program notes for the concert were dripping with the author's personality.

    The quartet concert was just one from the Chamber Music Series. The series is fun with such variety. I attended the Classical Guitar Concert earlier in the season, and hope to attend the next on Saturday May 7 with the Aspen String Trio and Eugenia Moliner on Flute. Please google the Oak Ridge Symphony and Chorus concert schedules.

    Also sponsored by ORCMA, is a spectacular free concert series called Coffee Concerts. Google the ORCMA web site to find the schedule of all the concerts. Next up with them is Donald Daugherty on Piano and Organ on Sunday, 6 March 2016 - 7:30pm. The series are usually held at: Oak Ridge First Presbyterian Church, 1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Some of Knoxville's hidden music treasures have performed there FOR FREE! (Of course ORCMA and the musicians, would love and deserve donations, but don't push this at the concerts). The Trillium Trio has performed in these series along with the Soiree Winds. When I first heard each of these 2 groups, I couldn't believe I have missed hearing them for so long!

    Another awesome concert venue that is often sadly very empty is at the UTK Concert Hall, the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall. There is so much going on there, and again, so much for free. Check the UTK Music Department web site for concert schedules. There are faculty concerts, student concerts and guest concerts in addition to the "Ready for the World Music Series" (founded and directed by UTK Violin Professor, Dr. Miroslav Hristov). The "World " concerts feature artists from around the world! They even have a display about the culture and a full food reception all for free (but could use donations).

    The next UTK guest artist recital Is Pro Arte Quartet on Monday, February 29 at 8:00 p.m

    The next "World" concert is:  Sunday April 3 with music from Scandinavia.

     

    violin Gifts, Violin Purse, Gift ideas for Music Lovers Doric String Quartet at UT in 2014

    Ticketed Events include the Young Pianist Series and an annual concert from International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, South Quarterfinal Tournament. I have attended both, and both are extremely wonderful. We once heard the phenomenal Doric String Quartet there for free, although we gave a donation check. They by the way own Violettes Violin Gifts in the form of handmade violin and cello bags to keep spare strings and things. I am told the 2 violinists travel with their violin bags.

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    Another Knoxville Music Treasure, is the Guitar Society. Regular concerts are held at Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan. We Interviewed the society founder, Larry Long in a Previous blog  (also a proud owner of a Violettes Guitar Bag). The next concert is on Saturday March 7 at 7PM with the Duende. Duende is an exciting duo based in Cleveland, Ohio, which combines the sounds of the classical guitar and the saxophone.

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    So if that isn't enough to get you out, contact me below, and I'll give you more!

    Violin Purse, Violin Gifts, Gift Ideas for Music Lovers Please support our work -purchase Violin Gifts here. You'll find many Gift Ideas for Music Lovers at Violettes.

     

  • Live Xmas Music Will Launch Your Spirit

    For a Lively Twist, Get Your Xmas Music

    from The O'Connor Family Band

    Xmas music, gifts for music lovers, violin gifts All eyes on Mark O'Connor, ending the Song.
    Violin gifts, Xmas Music, violin gifts Me at concert with handmade Violin Purse found on Violin Gifts page.

     

    When I sat down at the concert last night, I wasn't sure if I was ready for Xmas music. But this is no ordinary Xmas music - with jazzy arrangements Mark O'Connor is connecting the past with the present. He says "Appalachia is the original melting pot of our country featuring more diverse styles of American music than just about anywhere." Appalachia is where many musical styles started, and they started with fiddlers. Both fiddles and songs were passed on for generations, but this heritage has largely been forgotten. Mark is bringing it back to our culture with his new Method Books. "The “New American School of String Playing”, of which the O’Connor Method is a part, promotes a future in which young musicians around the world socialize in more creative, self-guided, and impromptu ways: jamming, listening together, forming bands, sharing ideas, improvising, composing, playing multiple instruments, and so forth." He has been traveling around the world giving workshops to young students. His summer camps sound like a fun way to learn and connect.

    That said, if you live in Nashville, (Marion) Illinois, (Lexington) Kentucky, (Pasadena, Costa Mesa, or San Francisco) California, (Seattle) Washington or (Portland) Oregon, you can see the group live on their Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas" tour. Or buy albums on-line as stocking stuffers. (One would fit nicely in the back pocket of our Violettes Violin Purse.)

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    Xmas music, gifts for music lovers, violin gifts Sweet and handsome couple Forrest and Kate. Note Maggie's Tuning Peg Necklace on Forrest.

     

    In addition to the famous Mark O'Connor, the traveling band includes highly accomplished musicians, Fiddler Maggie O'Connor, Fiddler/Singer Kate Lee, Banjo Player/Singer Cia Cherryholmes, Guitar Player Joe Smart, winner of 2005 National Flatpick Guitar Championship and his son Forrest O'Connor on mandolin and winner of 2014 Tennessee State Mandolin Championship in Clarksville, TN.

    Fiddler Maggie O'Connor, Mark's wife, sells sweet necklaces she makes with tuning pegs and recycled beads for funds to go towards Mark O'Connor Camp Scholarships. They can be purchased at concerts and on-line on her web site.


    Violin Gifts, Gifts for Musicians, Xams music Photograph Credits: Forrest O'Connor

     

    Maggie loves and wears her Violettes Handmade Violin Purse to any dressy occasion. The handmade Violin Purses are found on our Violin Gifts page.

     

     



     

  • Ms. Violin Purse Networks with Profits Man

    Mr. Petr Fesyuk of "Profits Won" Throws Out Shingle

    for Small Businesses (or No Time for Cello Music)



    Although, he doesn't need a violin purse at this time, he says he used to play violin and cello music at school and at church. He is still OK. He's a numbers guy who reads a book every week and wants to help you save money with a tax plan. - The Tax Reduction Coach.

    We recommend one of our Gifts for Him for you Petr - man Bags are popular in Europe.

    cello music, violin purse, gifts for him No time for cello music - helping folks increase profits in West Knoxville with his business, "Profits Won".

    After working in the accounting field for almost 8 years, Mr. Fesyuk hangs his own shingle with an office in the Cedar Bluff area of west Knoxville. He loves helping small businesses grow by saving them money. His passion is to reduce their largest business expense by creating a personalized tax plan. This usually saves customers 100's to 1,000's of dollars.He can be contacted at: Petr@ProfitWon.com or 865.333.2050.

    What keeps him busy if not cello music? That would be 2 young children and a beautiful wife he says. A boy and a girl under 2 years old.

    Petr Fesyuk is from Estonia. He moved to Ashville, North Carolina with his parents when he was 9 years old because his grandfather lived there. We asked Petr the differences between Estonia and Knoxville - if he remembers.

    Petr's answer surprised me.

        1. He considers the biggest difference to be the weather. It is very cold 8 months of the year, and doesn't get "warm" ever.

    2. Estonia is very close to the North Pole, so in the winter it can be dark at 3PM and in the summer, light at 2AM.

    3. He considers Estonia to be the most tech savvy country in Europe. They have country-wide wifi!

    Next we ask Petr about his and his wife's hobbies:

    His wife loves to paint portraits and he loves to travel. He explains something a lot of us already know. You don't have time for hobbies with 2 young children. Petr is eclectic in his tastes. He'll travel to National Parks or cities, what ever is marked as a popular attraction. He has traveled to San Francisco, Utah, and the Grand Canyon. He'd love to go to Quebec, Canada next.

    He's waiting to help you now. Don't wait until tax season for his services.

    cello music, violin purse, gifts for himGo to Violettes by Becky Homepage to shop for your unique  Xmas Gifts here.
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