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Introducing myself. Pro musician returning to violin after 28 years
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December 2, 2019 - 1:46 pm
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Hello! Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a professional woodwind musician that took Suzuki violin as a young child, and I just started picking the violin back up again (28 years later). So I remember the basics of how to hold it and use the bow, use rosin, etc. and I know how to read music, but I'm still very new to the instrument. Since I only got 2 years into Suzuki lessons as a kid, I never learned the note names of what I was playing, and I'd love to be able to look at a piece of music and have my fingers know where the notes are on the fingerboard. That's my current violin goal. I'm very excited for my new hobby/challenge.

I play all the woodwinds (bassoon, oboe, clarinet, flute, saxophone) in Broadway tours and local musicals. If you're in the US, come see me play woodwinds for the national tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! We'll be traveling all over the country until June 2020.


December 2, 2019 - 7:42 pm
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Welcome to the forum  and back to the fiddle.



Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

December 2, 2019 - 10:17 pm
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Hello and welcome back!

I'm also a former Suzuki kid coming back after a 42 year break. I haven't played any other instruments and I don't remember a lot about reading music so that's been a real stumbling block for me. My teacher now says that there's a older generation of Suzuki kids that are trying to learn but it's like being expected to read without knowing the alphabet. I'm plugging away at it though and it's getting easier. I didn't realize how much I missed playing until I came back.

Welcome and much success!

Fort Lauderdale
December 6, 2019 - 2:22 pm
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Hey klezmerkat, and welcome to the forum.

Revisiting the instrument after that many years will be exciting. I know a lot of people in your shoes and they tend to have a completely improved approach to playing the second time around.

Look forward to your updates. 😁

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