Today, we are interviewing Asher Laub, and he is a classically trained, contemporary violinist, from Buffalo New York, with a passion for musical production, and live performances. He spends a lot of his time producing original music, for his fans, in addition to recording famous covers on the violin and collaborating with other artists.
1. Please tell us more about your journey?
I began violin lessons at age 2, practicing Suzuki lessons on a margarine box until I was large enough to play the smallest size violin available. After a few decades of performing in classical orchestras, I began to experiment alongside jazz bands and rock groups until I became proficient in improvisation. I paid my way through university, playing weddings, concerts, and other club dates. Today I enjoy a full-time career in music, especially as a solo violinist in a variety of capacities.
2. Who are your role models?
I have many, but I’ve always been musically inspired by Jean Luc Ponty, Vanessa Mae, and David Garrett, who as served as examples of what the violin is truly capable of achieving beyond traditional classical music.
3. What inspires you?
I am inspired by hard-working individuals who thrive despite the odds. I’m especially inspired by Teddy Roosevelt, who started out as a sick boy, who refused to allow his weakened state to define the rest of his life. He worked hard and overcame what appeared to be impossible and rose to lead the rough riders. I had similar challenges in my young, eventually ending up in a wheelchair with adrenal insufficiency and overcame it all, despite the odds. Today I am productive and healthy. I couldn’t have succeeded without a model like Teddy Roosevelt. I’ve never heard about anybody quite like him.
4. What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
My greatest strategy all along has been keeping my eye focused on the end goal. I have encountered endless obstacles, but I am so hell-bent on success, nothing’s going to stop me from achieving my dreams. I’m as motivated as they get, and I’m excited to see what emerges from all of this hard work.
5. What keeps you going when things get tough?
My wife and 2 beautiful children are the reason for my drive. I want them to be happy and enjoy success, and so I feel like I need to see my mission through for their benefit, as well.
6. Any message for our readers.
Yes, if you have a goal that you truly want to achieve, keep your eye on the ball; picture yourself in the position of your mentor every day, and you’ll have a much better shot at getting there. Don’t worry about what others are doing around you, as they’re just distractions. Focus on your own life and personal goals, and you’ll be much more likely to achieve them.