By Elizabeth Sam. Yesterday we went to a singing workshop with other Suzuki violin students from the Eastern Cape of South Africa and a group of singers from a local high school. It was an Amazing Experience! We walked in not knowing what to expect and walked out with huge smiles and a multitude of new friends. After learning the words of the now very familiar South African National Anthem ( as well as discovering my “talent” for singing….joking) we were swarmed with conversations and pictures, making friends with those we had considered strangers just minutes before. Our nearly futile attempts at pronouncing the words to the national anthem proved to be a fun challenge which we overcame with our newly acquainted friends and it was a great experience.