I never played string instruments I was a bandie, I played trombone and alto sax. My children play the strings. My 17 year old daughter plays the cello and has since the 3rd grade, she also plays alto sax in marching band and takes piano lessons and plays guitar and flute and clarinet. My12 year old plays the violin. She has been playing for 3 years now. I’d have to say my most fun and memorable experience is watching them play. It brings me much joy to watch them play grow and learn.