I would improvise to all sorts of sounds I would hear on piano. I would create single harmonies by whistling to what I heard. I wasn't sure what I was doing but it consumed me.
Cello then stole my heart in fifth grade. I was handed a hunk of wood with strings in class after my father proudly directed me. This was the start of a life time commitment and relationship with the cello.
Although I was eager, I was unsure of where to start with the cello. My dad bought a instruction book and taught himself how to play. Side-by-side he sat down with me, showed me where to put my fingers. I have had support from him and my whole family ever since. Instead of homework I would practice my cello. Cello became the air that I breathed.
Cello is my love, but along my journey I have also learned guitar and bass guitar. Eventually my dad and I started playing at wine bars and coffee shops. We were "The Cavazos."
The first time I performed was strange. I was use to the privacy of my room or living room. I didn't know how to adapt to all the faces staring at my every move. It was strange but exciting. I learned to feed off the crowd's reaction.
Although short spurts of fame have thrilled me, I have learned to stay grounded in family and the things I love most. The good music has always followed.
Thank you for your generosity.
I am so grateful.
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