I quit for a while because of work, school, other interests, etc, but mainly because I had finished learning all of the Suzuki Method pieces with my instructor. I was a little disappointed and started taking lessons at the Conservatory of Music. There was a marked difference in teaching styles between the two schools and I eventually lost interest. Fortunately for me, I started playing again a few years ago and have gained a lot of the fine technical skill I had as a teenager. If I hadn’t quit, I wouldn’t know that playing an instrument takes practice and it is a skill that takes dedication and time. My hope is that people that have quit violin will pick up where they left off and play again. I get a lot of pleasure from playing and it’s like belonging to a special club: I’m a violinist.