Mishna Wolff

Want to tame performance nerves? Play on the street!

How many kids rebel against their parents by playing violin? Mishna Wolff did. Her dad wanted her to play the saxophone: tenor sax, ideally, but alto would do. The “classical” instruments, like violin, were more for white girls. Mishna was, and still is, 100% white. So is her father. But as Mishna recalls in her memoir, I’m Down, …

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