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I I f e v e r t h e r e w a s a p e r s o n b o r n t o p e r f o r m , i t i s M a d i s o n M u l l i n s . S h e d a n c e s , a c t s , s i n g s a n d p l a y s a m u s i c a l i n s t r u m the desire to play it, but her parents resisted. As a stay-at-home e n t b e f o r e a u d i e n c e s a n d s h e i s o n l y 7 y e a r s o l d . E v e n a s a b a b y , l a u g h e d M a n d y M u l l i n s , M a d i s o n s m o t h e r , w e w o u l d b e a t t h e p a r k a n d M a d i s o n w o u l d g e t i n f r o n t o f s o m e o n e e l s e s c a m e r a a n d s t a r t s i n g i n g . I f a c a m e r a w a s o n , s h e j u s t t h o u g h t i t w a s s u p p o s e d t o b e o n h e r . B u t a t t h e t e n d e r a g e o f 4 , M a d i s o n b e g a n a s k i n g t o p l a y t h e v i o l i n . S h e h a d s e e n a v i o l i n a n d w a s i n s t a n t l y s t r u c k w i t h

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A g e n t M a d i s o n S e c r e t

and Her Violin

  • By Alex Allred

mom, Mandy already had her hands full with Madison, 2-year-old Connor and a third baby on the way. Her husband, Sean, worked long hours in management, so Mandy knew the burden of music lessons would fall squarely on her shoulders. Still, Madison persisted. By the age of 6, Madison had dabbled in dance, softball and gymnastics, to name a few interests.

“She tries anything and wants to do everything,” Mandy admitted. Yet, Madison’s fascination with the violin did not wane.

“I like the violin,” said Madison, “because it sounds pretty.” As a 4- and 5-year-old, Madison simply wanted to make pretty music. Because of her young age, however, her parents were not certain of her dedication.

MansfieldNOW May 2008

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