I think I’ve played violin for about 9 years. I stopped taking private lessons for three years, but I was playing in my school orchestra. My wouldn’t let me take lessons anymore because I stopped practicing, but I’ve started again and have been taking them for another 3 years after the break. I’m still not practicing though… But I want to keep getting better so I know I have to! Wish I would’ve practiced earlier so I could be even better right now!