Monday, March 16, 2009
Selling his everything

Playing the violin has been a huge part of John Krix's (aka newsdude newsdude ) life since he was 5. And now, after 40 years of devotion to the violin, he's selling a piece of his soul so his family can stay afloat financially.


His teaching paycheck and income from private music lessons and his wife's salary weren't enough anymore. Rising living expenses and mounting medical and credit card bills forced John to step up and make a decision. Music is in his blood, but he knew his collection of family violins had to go , instrument by instrument.


"It was a hard thing to have to sell them because each had a story about it. All those stories go along with the objects and they make them sentimental. It was really hard to get rid of them," he said.


The first violin he sold he had been playing for 15 years. Then he started selling the instruments given to him by his late father, a violinist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra for 30 years. He was John's first violin teacher. Each varnished beauty, some whose value was in the thousands and others that held more of a sentimental value, sold for less than half their worth on ebay.


John’s been making decent money on the violins, so it's become a way of life. To make ends meet, he's now reselling instruments he buys from China for relatively cheap.


CNN’s Susan Roesgen interviewed John on Saturday about selling his heirlooms to help his family. As a treat, you can hear him play an excerpt! So, we want to know if you are selling your prized possessions , like John did? Let us know what heirlooms you've had to part with.

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Why doesn't he share his music with the world,in the form of a paid concert, or being a master violinist, howabout mentoring urban chldren or terninally ill children to expose them to the art of the violin?

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