The strings produce the vibrations that travel into the wood.
“That is when the magic begins,” Jonah Graybill said. “You get unlimited mobility.”
The 14-year-old boy from Gardners was describing the viola — his instrument of choice on the Central Pennsylvania Homeschool Orchestra.
He joined the ensemble four years ago on a six-week trial basis and has since proved himself capable of taking on and perfecting difficult pieces of music.
“It makes you go out of your comfort zone and do things not thought possible,” Graybill said of the orchestra and its repertoire. “It produces a very good atmosphere.”