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Musicloverk
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I quit as a teenager when an orchestra director was inappropriate with me in the practice rooms and I later learned also with others. Trying to put his arm around me and whispers in my ear way too close. Never told my parents but my body language and not being receptive told him. I was too young to know how to voice my discomfort. Also the pressure from my parents prevented me from enjoying my playing even though I was one of the top two violinists in the orchestra. Always wanted to play piano and have so enjoyed learning over the past four years that I wanted to go back to violin as well. What I learned as a child on violin helped with the piano over 40 years later! My violins were stolen so I hope to win one since my finances are very limited. I believe that with practice I can return to my previous level of playing and maybe progress.