The music of singer/songwriter Mark Adams
I picked up the violin in the fifth grade, playing my first concert in 1981 at the Sixth Frederick All-County Orchestra Festival. I decided to learn the violin after hearing a kid named Ronnie play “Old MacDonald” in Mrs. Ferguson’s mixed fourth/fifth-grade class. For whatever reason, I was quite impressed and decided I would learn the violin. I had to wait a year, however, because I was only in the fourth grade and you could only start in the fifth grade.
My parents rented a 3/4-sized violin from a local music store and I began practicing. Lesson were actually quite rudimentary, definitely not the Suzuki method! Nevertheless, I enjoyed playing immensely. I was part of a school orchestra from then on. I still play, but mostly I’m just messing around.
If you choose to download, just remember, this is a fifth-grade orchestra and most everyone’s first performance. A profound thanks to our music teachers, especially for their patience and endurance.
If you played in that festival (what are the odds?), please e-mail.
© 1981 – 2013, Mark Adams. All rights reserved.
Singer/songwriter Mark Adams welcomes you to "Gospel Days." This site features concert and booking information, plus demos. Mark is currently an acoustic, solo act, making the rounds at Bay Area open mics and various outreach concerts, including Rock on the Mount. To contact Mark, click the "contact" tab above, or call (408) 493-0372.