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November 30, 2015 - 7:37 pm
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Hi, I have been a long time lurker and I thought it would be time to introduce myself. I enjoy surfing these forums and seeing all the supportive people and the courageous people posting videos etc. So I figured what the heck!

I have been playing violin for about 3 to 3.5 years now, taking lessons form a teacher who heads the local middle/high schools music program, and teaches strings at the local university I attend. I am a non traditional full time student(started at 28 am 31 now), I started working toward my bachelors in accounting a few months after picking up the violin. 

I am minoring in music as well (for now I may not in the long run as its a lot of $$) and they allow me to get credit for playing the violin (Huge Bonus) I also get the very special honor of playing with a Very talented youth orchestra which is the absolute highlight of my week which my teacher also heads. I get to play with the little kids which is a riot, and I get taken through the ringer with the older high school group as we are playing Die Fledermaus as our big show piece and we put on shows twice a year for an audience of a couple hundred people. We all get dressed up in black tie formal etc. so it's A Lot of fun. Its insanely challenging but I love struggling through it and cannot express how much I love music.

Looking forward to chatting with you folks.

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November 30, 2015 - 8:27 pm
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Hi, Zak! Welcome to the forum :)  

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November 30, 2015 - 8:38 pm
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Welcome and howdy!!!!

so nice to meet you and hear what you have been up too!!! 

Sounds like you are having a blast!!!!

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November 30, 2015 - 8:47 pm
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Hi Zak! Welcome! :D


November 30, 2015 - 10:05 pm
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Welcome to the forum.



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November 30, 2015 - 11:30 pm
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Welcome to the forum. Your orchestra group sounds like a lot of fun!

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December 1, 2015 - 12:01 am
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Welcome Zak,

I'm glad you decided to join in on the conversations. Playing in a group is a lot of fun and very rewarding. It's always fun to play with talented people.
Lot's of members here will insist that you are lucky that you started so early ;) We have members that have started even in their 70's and 80's.
Hopefully you can join in on our projects.
Look forward to getting to know you through your posts.

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December 1, 2015 - 6:07 am
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Welcome Zak! It's so great that you get to play in an orchestra! Keep enjoying it!! :-)

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)

December 1, 2015 - 2:37 pm
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Thank you all for the warm welcome!

Yes, Orchestra is an amazing experience, it just sort of happened last fall. I love those kids to death, they are so much fun. It took some time for everyone, including parents, to warm up to me though. We have another big show in a couple weeks and I am very excited.

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