A Musical, Magical Life
When Olive Warrenfeltz first picked up the violin in the third grade, her lessons cost just 50 cents a week! She was living in Buffalo, New York, and it was during The Great Depression. She loved the violin immediately, even though her mother wished she would have learned the piano. The next year her teacher referred her to another teacher in town because Olive showed such promise. Those lessons were five dollars each, and Olive didn’t realize then what a sacrifice it was for her parents to pay for them. She went on to graduate from Oberlin College, and taught strings in the public schools in Buffalo for 15 years.