Evelyn confesses that she is something of a workaholic. “I’ve just got to work . . . often harder than classical musicians. But the rewards are enormous.” Apart from the regular concerts, Evelyn also gives free concerts in prisons and hospitals. She also gives high priority to classes for young musicians. Ann Richlin of the Beethoven Fund for Deaf Children says, “She is a shining inspiration for deaf children. They see that there is nowhere that they cannot go.”
Evelyn accepts the fact that she is a workaholic - someone who compulsively works excessively hard and long hours. She says she works harder than classical musicians. She also gives free performances in prisons and hospitals, apart from her routine concerts. She also takes classes and gives importance to young learners. Ann Richlin of the Beethoven Fund for Deaf Children remarks that Evelyn is a shining inspiration for deaf children. She has motivated them to feel that they can go wherever they want and achieve whatever they want to.
Meanings of difficult words:
|confess||admit that you have done something wrong|
|workaholic||someone who compulsively works excessively hard|
|priority||give more importance to someone/something than the others|
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2006). Beehive. Evelyn Glennie Listens to Sound without Hearing it- Deborah Cowley(pp. 17-20). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.