Jim Hastings
Status: Member
Member Since: September 22, 2005
Last Visit:February 25, 2021

Jim Hastings

I completed a degree in violin performance but decided at 21 y/o not to go into the music business. I had already started in the commercial business field part time while still in school and decided to continue in it full time after graduation.

Now I continue playing as a serious amateur. Since I was 21, I have done no more orchestra playing. For ensemble work, I learned early that small-chamber playing suits me far better.

In 1996, I became a small-business owner. I am also a blogger and freelance op-ed writer. At present, chiefly due to demands on my time, I'm not participating in the Discussion Board -- although still offering input at Weekend Vote. I also respond occasionally to other blog posts. I have so far re-posted a few of my own violinist.com blogs, in adapted versions, at my non-commercial WordPress page:


Besides music, some other subjects I write on there are fitness and national issues.

Blog Posts

2015: Oct. Nov.

2014: Oct.

2013: May Jul.

2012: Aug.