As a violin maestro myself (well, I really haven't played since grade school), it gives me great pride to recognize Huntington's Timothy Dow as a connoisseur of the "strings".
What makes Dow's story most intriguing is the fact that he was home schooled on playing music. Not just any music mind you. We're talking the "classical" biggies -- Tchaikovsky (CHI-kov-SKI), and Beethoven (BAY-toe-VEN). And here I thought my accomplishments of playing "Mary Had A Little Lamb", and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", were going to send me to the Royal Philharmonic stage at the tender age of nine. HA!!