I keep mine next to my recliner.on a small side table. Open for most of the day, as I sit there during the day. I have a back problem that keeps me from standing and moving around a lot. Harder to learn correct positioning but it is what it is. I am more likely to pick it up to try to play with it setting near me. than If I have to go to the table and stand to practice. Once I have learned enough not to embarrass myself with my squeaks and squeals I will take the violin with me to events I attend that have impromptu bands. lol Hide my playing in among other players that come together to play pre 1600 dance music.