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    Priscilla Gaskins
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    Hi just wondering how many of you are over 60 and began violin as an adult? I am 69 and started violin in my early 60’s

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    dilawless54
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    I am 62 and I took a year of lessons and my fiddle teacher passed away so I am on my own using online sites and YouTube to continue with pretty good luck.

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    Debog
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    I’m 62 and just began taking about 10 months ago. Part of me is glad I waited so long. I really take the violin seriously now and might not have been so driven if I had taken earlier in life.

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    dilawless54
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    I agree that starting now I also have the time to allocate to the task of learning and the fun of learning whereas if I had started when I was still working and trying to make ends meet financially I wouldn’t have had the time or the money to be this comfortable. Yay for us old farts!

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    DawnH
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    I turned 60 last year and began the fiddle this March. I practice daily and while I see progress, I’m a bit impatient and wish I could sound better faster…
    The good part is that I now have the time to practice. I’m trying to talk my husband into starting on banjo 😉

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    HDuaneaz
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    I am almost 63. Played off an on since I was 12. I probably have about 10 years experience of actual playing.

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    Priscilla Gaskins
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    Good to see more older adults taking music. I think we as adults take it more seriously than we did when young- we know the importance of practice and have more time than a young person. I know I am really having fun and just can’t get enough of learning more!

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