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Musicloverk
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I’m in KY also. Our stories are similar but sort of opposite. As a child I always wanted to learn piano in addition to violin. My father was an accomplished pianist but would not teach me. Put down the violin after 7-8 years playing and being 1st chair in 2nd violins as a freshman in a decent school orchestra. My violins were stollen a few years later. Inherited my father’s piano and found that I remembered a lot and progressed quickly. My small hands are an impediment to playing some chords in the more advanced music. I realized that performance pressures and others choosing music that I didn’t like played a big part in my stopping violin. I’m hoping to get an instrument soon and return to playing for my enjoyment and maybe for church. Will still keep learning piano, too.