I grew up in a family where music was a part of our daily life. My mother, who was an excellent pianist, piano teacher and singer, evoked in me a love of music from the very start. I began playing the violin at the age of 11. My mother saw to it that my brother and I would go and perform together (piano and violin) at the various judged recitals that were held throughout the year.
Since deciding to play professionally, I chose to train with teachers of the classical realm and also with great fiddlers. These studies enable me today to offer a wide range of violin music from polished Classical to raw Celtic, Blues, Italian and Jazz.
In 1992 I founded "Sound of Celebrations" - Music performance for celebrations and ceremonies. Under this title, I play for Weddings, Grand Openings, Anniversaries and other Celebrations.
In 1993 I invented the concept for a special gift known as "The Fiddle Gram". Instead of sending a Telegram for a birthday, an anniversary, for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, we can compose a very special violin performance, plus bring beautiful roses to your dear one.
My service of Graceful Passages was founded in 1993, soon after I performed for the funeral of my mother, Constance Glendora Farnsworth.
In 2015 I began to provide the service of The Healing Violin (Aka Sweet Breeze) for the benefit of the debilitated and diseased elder community
James Steven Farnsworth