Second grade students at Polk Central Elementary have been studying tone color and families of instruments with music teacher Beth Packer.

On Mov. 6, students were treated to a special visit from professional violinist and teacher Sharon Lawrence of Rutherford County.

Lawrence taught the students about string instruments, performed a variety of musical numbers on her violin and then finished the performance by having some of the students play along with her.

Those students all had a memorable day playing violin for the very first time.

Students Chase Miller and Natalie Klimstra play violin with classroom guest Sharon Lawrence