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I began at age 6 with a 1/2 size from Italy, made in the 19th century. It was a beautiful sounding instrument. Group classes started my trip which evolved into individual instruction. I gave up the violin when a voice teacher said I had a good one, so I sang my way through 7-12 grades, as well as college, marriage and children. At the end I gave the beautiful 1/2 to the local schools for use as a loaner in their program.
At 75 I had quit singing in public and gave myself a new violin for my birthday , and began again. Bad hands forced me to quit again at age 80 so I gave my instrument to a granddaughter who is now a very good player.
Several operations on my left hand and wrist later, I wanted to try again and gave my self another new violin at 94. I returned to the beginning after a rare illness wiped out most of my musical memory. I'm dong pretty well relearning at this advanced age. It isn't easy, but it is fun and rewarding.
I guess my history just proves you're never too old. I hope to keep learning and playing for several more years.
Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this group.
Thank you for sharing your inspiring story. I love that through the obstacles you haven't given up and are still willing to learn. Welcome!
"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression."
Algernon Moncrieff (Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest")
... a rare illness wiped out most of my musical memory. I'm dong pretty well relearning at this advanced age...
They say sometimes it's not that you forget, it's that it's in there, but you can't recall. So there's clearly hope that you haven't forgotten, you're just learning to recall, and that may not be too difficult.