Hi. I am Valorie from Harrisville, Michigan. I started learning to play the violin this past January. Being 66 years old presents its challenges, but I look forward to time spent on violin. It is keeping my mind sharp, and my arthritic fingers moving. My niece began learning to fiddle in her thirties. She came down with ovarian cancer, and has since passed away. I have her violin, and want to be able to play simple pieces in her memory. I currently live in a sparsely populated area, and came across this website. It has offered tips and encouragement. I am making slow, but steady progress. My goals are simple: learn basic note reading, and to play a variety of music styles. Fiddle music fascinates me, as well as classical.