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New to Fiddlerman, not new to violin
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November 9, 2019 - 9:30 am
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Hello everyone,

I just joined Fiddlerman and I'm very excited. There is such much information! I have played the violin for about 20 years and am still taking lessons. So much to learn. I also play the viola, though not as well. I'm from the Midwest, retired, and teach violin at a local music store. I started playing the violin in 3rd grade and played all the way through High School. My senior year I switched to viola. Well after I graduated, I got married, had children, life got in the way. About 10 years ago I wanted to play music again and looked for an instructor. The only instructor I could find was a bluegrass instructor. So, I figured he'd get me started and he did. I had a lot of fun playing in fiddle contest, fiddler's frolics, and well, just playing. A few years ago I wanted to start playing classical music again because that is what I really love. I tried to teach myself, which didn't seem to get me far. So, early last year I started taking lessons at a college music academy. I'm learning so much and I'm taking a music theory class there too. I have also purchased a couple violas and am trying to relearn them too. Retired? I think I'm busier now than I've ever been and having a ball. Well enough about me. I'd love to hear about other's stringed instrument journey.

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November 9, 2019 - 11:15 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 15181

Hey Deb,

We are very happy to have you here. Welcome to the forum.

Nice introduction. Looks like you've been busy learning, performing, teaching and getting the most out of the instrument. Way to go.

Most people that I know get busier than ever when they retire. Funny how that works.

Look forward to reading your posts.


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