Hi everyone! I’ve been viewing Fiddlerman’s websites for a while now (I bought a violin from Fiddlershop back in 2013), and I participated in the last two projects (Amazing Grace & Game of Thrones).
I started playing on my own about 7 years ago after I retired from the Air Force. After a couple of years on my own, I decided I really wanted to take lessons. I was lucky enough to find a wonderful teacher, and have been taking weekly lessons with her ever since.
The first few years were hard—I think there were a few times when I stopped myself from throwing my violin out the window. If nothing else, I’ve learned patience (& humility).
I played in an amateur adult group for about a year and a half (New Horizons), but it was a bit of a drive, so I’m not doing that now. Good experience and great people there, though, for sure.
Looking forward to sharing the journey with you all.
Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.
SharonC - Hi, nice to hear from a fellow Air-Woman!
I never wanted to throw my violin out window, but I'm sure the only reason "I" didn't get thrown out the window (with my violin) is my BH came from a huge family (so he's good at ignoring me & the out-of-tune noise).
My BH and I met while stationed at 37 ARRS (Det 6) at McConnell AFB, Kansas (until end of 1979) - fixed & flew on Hueys!
Just started the 2nd year self-learning on my fiddle (I need to name this thing) - so I'm still struggling with EVERYTHING.
Grandkids? Music you like to play, now?
Don't forget to ask Fiddlerman for a "Project" Badge!
Enjoy the forum!