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John

John Wheeler - Cello Instructor / PerformerJohn Wheeler - Cello Instructor / PerformerCoeur d’ Alene

When I first met John, I was awestruck
by the gorgeous sound coming from
his instrument.

I wanted to portray John with his
beloved cello. I asked him to play
something for me so that I could
see how he held his instrument.

As John began playing I realized that
there was no longer a man and his cello
in front of my camera.

Sitting in front of me, the two had
merged into one.

John

 

My father was a conductor and my mother was a church organist.

As a child of musicians I was destined

to be engaged in some sort of a musical endevour.

When it came time to select an instrument to study,

I made my decision solely on the criteria of whether I had to

stand up to practice or if I could sit down.  

 

After careful consideration I settled down with a mellow cello.

 

When I first met John, I was awestruck by the

gorgeous sound coming from his instrument.

My cello never produced sounds like his.

 

When John agreed to teach at Northwest Academy of Music

I made arrangements to take his portrait for our brochure and internet posts.

 

I wanted to portray John with his beloved cello.

I asked him to play something for me so that I could see how he held his instrument.

(In actuality, I could hardly wait to hear him play ANYTHING.)

 

As John began playing I realized that there was

no longer a man and his cello in front of my camera.

 

Sitting in front of my lens,

the two had merged into one.

What a magnificent moment.

 

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