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Hi everyone! I thought I'd introduce myself, because I like this community and I want to be a part of it.
My name is Kayla, I live in SLC, Utah with my husband and 16-month old baby boy. I just turned 26 and have been playing for maybe 3 weeks to a month? Time has largely lost meaning for me, but the point is I haven't been playing long. I have a middling piano background and some vocal/choir stuff in my past too, but I lost my singing voice when I had my baby and a piano is too big to carry around. On a whim I decided I wanted to learn to play the fiddle. I love music but have never considered myself a musician; real musicians seemed to understand the theories and technicalities of music while I always felt a little lost and scared. These days I've decided to damn the music man and do the things I love to do. So that's why I'm here. To be honest, I was a little hesitant of the violin mostly because I thought the violin community would be snooty. And, well I don't know about other places, but this place at least has been warm and welcoming and feels like a family I never knew I had...and this is only my second post.
I'm anxious to progress, and to get to know some people here! Thanks for having me.
To be honest, it is a sad thing, but some (not all) of the online violin communities are more than a bit "snooty" and not very encouraging to beginners, especially adult beginners.
But this is one of the good ones, and there is a lot of encouragement here.
A "real musician" is somebody that plays music. Sounds to me like you definitely qualify. LOL
"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman