I’m by far a “professional,” I’ve mostly played in churches all my life. I began at 9 learning the violin. I remember one time when our local paper advertised for musicians for orchestra when I was about 18 (1978). It didn’t pay, but was for the experience. I found out they were going to be playing in a huge Catholic church for a concert. I don’t remember what position I had, (I know it wasn’t first), but I loved the experience. It was great fun!