I began playing the theremin sixteen years ago. I can't remember a time when I didn't know what a theremin was, probably because when I was growing up I must have seen thereminists Samuel Hoffman and Willa Mary on shows like "You Asked for It." One day I found a tiny ad in a catlog that promoted a theremin kit. I bought it and then faced the challenge of being someone who'd never tackled an electronics project before. But I built it... and it worked! From that time on, the intial enthusiasm and passion for the instrument has stayed with me, undiminished.
The theremin is still a very young instrument. Less than one hundred years old, it was (and remains) the creator of the quintessential futuristic sound in countless Sci-Fi movies. It occupies a legendary place in the history of rock music. It's safe to say that there are now more theremin players in the world than ever before.
By the way, the drawings you see to the left are two of my favorites, sent to me as a "thank you" from some children who attended one of my school programs.