When I was nine-years old, my parents enrolled me in violin lessons. My violin teacher, Miss Anne, was a very talented and patient teacher. I am very grateful for Ms. Anne because she left a lasting impression and helped me develop into a mature young woman. Other than music theory, one of the things Ms. Anne taught me was perseverance. Shortly after starting lessons, I wanted to give up. I complained to my parents about hating violin and not wanting to waste time with useless lessons. Miss Anne, however, would have none of it. She introduced me to new types of music that captivated my curiosity. These were beautiful songs and the more I listened, the more I wanted to learn how to play them myself. After much practice, I learned to play many beautiful violin pieces. And because of Miss Anne’s motivation, I learned the value of perseverance and I learned that it is never a good idea to simply give up when faced with a challenging situation.