Let me begin by saying that I was so happy to find this site after purchasing my violin about 2 months ago. I was wondering how I was going to learn and finally found an instructor in my area but this site helps with my practice time so much!
I have wanted to play the violin since I was a little girl but never had the opportunity growing up. It took me still 11 years as an adult before I realized part of being an adult was giving yourself the opportunity. Although, I wish there were more violin players in my area I am happy to FINALLY be one of the few and can't wait to see what I can do within a year.
Along with the violin I am also taking guitar lessons and hope to be able to combine those two instruments in some music composition of my own. It will be a long road ahead but one I couldn't be happier to have started down.
I look forward to meeting some wonderful new people here and hope to spur encouragement for all and hope for the same coming my way.
Yes! Welcome to the journey! I am returning to my childhood dream after many many years! I played as a child but had to let it go! I now have my grandfather's violin so am relearning! Unfortunately it is not like riding a bike though there are some things that I have not forgotten! I believe I get better tone than I did as a child! I remember LOTS of scratching back then and I don't do that now! I also am much more relaxed. I also know my sheet music! I realised the other day that my younger sister never played an instrument! She is clueless on reading sheet music! I feel that I should help her but she isn't interested (I gave her my mother's accordian to learn) my mom played piano, organ and accordian. I am hoping she makes the time to learn. Right now they are between two homes and moving things EVERY weekend! Weekdays are spent sorting, packing, discarding and then her job! She asked me for the instrument (actually she asked for my grandfather's accordian which belongs to my son). I gave her my mother's and told her the other was too big, too, heavy and not mine to give! My son plays drums, guitar, piano / synthesiser, and accordian. I really am not fond of accordian personally but can appreciate when others play. Music has always been a large part of our family for generations. It is ALWAYS good when others join the journey!
"Reality is an illusion, albeit a persistent one".- Albert Einstein