I would like to acknowledge the help of the following people:
Dr. Murray Hodgson from the University of British Columbia who lent me the Lawson Davis sound level meter
My cello teacher, Robin Copas and the other students from his cello studio, who allowed me to take sound level readings during my lesson and rehearsal
My Aunt Joan and her violin teacher, who allowed me to take sound level readings at my aunt's violin lesson
My mother for helping me take the sound level readings while I was playing.