- Written by Chad Criswell
Certain physical disabilities or injuries caused by birth defects or traumatic events can lead people to believe that the door to being an instrumental musician is one that has been permanently closed. How could a person with only hand possibly play a violin? How can a person with one arm play the saxophone? Yet these discouraging situations occasionally carry with them inspirational solutions. Those solutions lie with three interconnected pieces, first in the man or woman who crafts the instrument that allows that musician to flourish, second in the musician who must find the conviction to succeed, and finally in the teacher with the patience and dedication to help guide the student along his or her musical path.