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October 1, 2015 - 8:27 pm
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I'm 26, and work as a nurse in the Twin Cities. I've been involved with music for most of my life, starting with choir and dabbling in piano when I was 8. When I was in 5th grade, my school had a "Strings" program, and I played viola for about 6 months (probably not well!). I would have gone on to Orchestra, but we moved to a different school district that didn't offer Orchestra until 10th grade, and my parents didn't want to pay for private lessons, so I took up tuba instead, and played that through high school, while dabbling in clarinet and saxophone.
I bought my first violin about 4 years ago, but never really played it. Eventually, I graduated college and started working as a nurse, then decided that I wanted to start playing violin for real. Played for about a month before tendonitis in my wrist made me stop. I eventually had surgery for the tendonitis, and started playing again three months ago!
I started taking lessons 2 weeks ago, and so far I think they're going well. I had made it through the first two Essential Elements books on my own.
Tomorrow I'll pick up my new violin, my first upgrade from my $60 VSO that I started with 4 years (or 3 months) ago!

So that's me! Hi!

my own little world

October 1, 2015 - 8:33 pm
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Hi! Welcome to the forum 🙂

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Jim Dunleavy
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October 2, 2015 - 4:11 am
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Welcome! Sounds like you've had a go on quite a few instruments before settling on violin!


October 2, 2015 - 6:32 am
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Welcome @Lady_Battle ,

It's good that you are taking lessons now - I have found them very helpful. Discovered many bad habits I now have to un-learn.

How exciting to be moving on to a better quality violin! It will probably be much easier to play. Tell us about the new violin when you get a chance!

my own little world

October 2, 2015 - 8:46 am
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I agree, make sure to update us on your new violin 🙂 

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October 2, 2015 - 10:40 am
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Welcome to the forum! 🙂

California, the place of my heart
October 2, 2015 - 2:12 pm
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Hello welcome to the forum.

So glad to have you. Wow.. zooming through the Essential Elements books is awesome.

Welcome and enjoy.


Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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October 2, 2015 - 8:40 pm
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Lady battle


Welcome to the forum



Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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October 6, 2015 - 10:23 am
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I love how you keep coming back to the violin. That's a good indication to how you are drawn to the violin like all of us here. 🙂
Very interesting introduction. I enjoyed reading it.

Looking forward to following your progress here. Hope we can help you on your journey.

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but the one who needs the least."

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