Welcome to the VTP forum! You mention playing in the Pacific Northwest, where are you from?
You have a lot of musical background. I started late in life learning any music. I am 53 and have only been playing/learning the violin for 1.5 years; I love the violin. I would also love to learn to play the piano someday as well, but for now the violin keeps me very busy.
Such a pleasure to meet a fellow Bible believing Christian. I am from Texas but live in Panama (the country).