Hello. My name is Gail and I’m a senior citizen. I live in Twentynine Palms, CA. I played violin in school many years ago. I found out that my local cultural center was offering a beginner strings class, so I decided to learn to play the cello. They had a full size loaner cello for me to learn on. I took classes and liked it so much I bought myself a good 7/8 size cello which fits my hand much better than the full size did. The cultural center has a community symphony orchestra that I want to join. They were having auditions last February, so I took a prep class to get myself ready. Then in January I had a bad fall and shattered my right elbow. I now have two stainless steel plates in my elbow holding the bone fragments together. I’m only now getting back the use of my right arm. There might be another round of auditions in August, so I have hope. I’ll have to work really hard, but they even accept beginners. The conductor is a genius. He arranges parts according to the player’s skill level. Anyway, I’m glad I found this site.