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How I learned how to play the violin.
My story on how I played the violin online + introduction.
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June 13, 2015 - 6:19 pm
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Hello dear violinists on fiddlerman, my name is Leroy and I am playing the violin for over 7 years now, I first started playing on a music school in my neighborhood and I was not a fast learner, I have ADHD and that's why I am distracted a lot of the time, so after a couple months they kicked me out and my heart was broken because I made some really cool friends there and I loved the violin. My mom was mad at me because I was kicked out of the school, and my dad was mad at the school because they kicked me out.

So, what did I do?
I first joined the local church because my church was looking for a violinst and I signed up, but I got bored over there very quickly. I don't like church that much to be honest. Finally I decided to take some online lessons, I started using online lessons for free but that didn't work very well because it was very limited sadly. I decided to pay for my online violin trainings and it worked good for me. Very good for me actually, and now I am taking online lessons for over years now. I gave my first concert last week at my music school I used to be at, they did not recognized me haha.

This was my first post hopefully you liked it, let me know what you think about this, speak to you all soon.


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June 13, 2015 - 6:51 pm
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Welcome to the forum Leroy.
Sounds like they made a mistake getting rid of you. Glad you kept going and very happy that you found us.
Look forward to hopefully hearing you play some day as well. 🙂

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but the one who needs the least."


June 16, 2015 - 3:05 am
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Welcome Leroy.  We have so many cool "how I got started" stories here.  Glad you stuck with it and congratulations on your concert.  


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June 16, 2015 - 6:28 am
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Welcome the the forum.



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June 16, 2015 - 11:55 am
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Welcome to the forum Leroy.

Thank you for sharing your story.   Best of luck with playing.



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July 16, 2015 - 2:38 pm
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This is very inspiring.  Thanks for sharing your journey

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July 26, 2015 - 3:02 pm
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Sometimes the "handicap" we are labeled with ends up being the blessing we need.

That's an awesome story and because you knew in your heart the violin was for you, no one stopped your dream. I look forward to hearing a recording or even a video of you playing.

Things like this inspire me to do better.


"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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