My name is Tracye, I am 53; I am from Texas, but now live in Boquete Panama.
I picked up the violin for the first time in January 2014. I had never played a musical instrument, but have always wanted to learn the violin.
I found Micheal’s old site and signed up. I bought a beginner violin from him and played on it for about 10 months, taking online lessons from Michael when he was doing Skype lessons.
I became quite enamored with the Elda Marina when I heard how warm of a sound it produced and saw how beautiful it was; it was not a hard decision to trade in my beginner violin and buy the Elda Marina. I love that violin!!
I still take online Skype lessons from another teacher and am making pretty decent progress.
Picking up the violin was one of the best decisions I have made, I really enjoy it.