My very first violin teacher, Mr. Burch, passed away last week after a five year battle with cancer. He was the one who brought violins into my 4th grade classroom and played them for us and said that whoever was interested could join the orchestra, and I ran home that day to tell my mom I was going to play the violin! He taught me multiple times a week all through elementary school, and then for the 4 years of high school I saw him daily for orchestra class. Oh how I loved him! He played a mean fiddle, and he was always happy to sit and chat with students during lunch or after school. You'll be missed Mr. Burch!