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    DeaconBlue
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    I am new to the violin, starting what I hope is a successful relationship at the ripe old age of 59. I come from a guitar background. I was looking for a new challenge and saw a sign in a yard close to me that advertised violin lessons. For some reason, I was instantly hooked, so here I am! Perhaps it is kismet? I am not typically this impulsive, so perhaps it is meant to be!

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    Dianne Adkins
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    As a violin instructor, I am always sympathetic to adult students. They are almost always doing for others and have little time for themselves. This usually means less structured practice routines. It’s always good to be persistent though! If you are a parent of a violin student, you will have a better understanding of what your child’s experience is in violin study. You will also have the chance to set a good example for children who are not self-motivated to practice. Keep up the good work!

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    Carolyn Rutter
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    I practice quite a bit, considering that I have to fit my violin time into my adult life, but it never seems like enough. Though I work hard, I show up at lessons sounding like I am a slacker. Been at it for three years now, and love every minute, but I am wondering if others have the same frustration. I am working on the Fiocco Allegro right now, and I know it will take me months to make it sound good. Is this the way it is for most adult learners? I really appreciate the feedback. I am starting to get discouraged.

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    john voorhees
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    well, not really new to the violin BUT I played when I was 13 or 14 years of age, now I’m 79 and decided to pick it up again. I guess the hard part is trying to get the ” touch’ again. I am self learning that is, various books, internet, and a few friends that get together every week to play. I fgot an up-grade fiddle from the one I had and it really helps. I just keep plugging along and wish everyone well. If I can do it anyone can Cheers

    #11961 Reply

    Carolyn Rutter
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    John, you are an inspiration! i am m a senior too, and absolutely love my violin. It is easy to get discouraged some days, but from now on, I will think ” If John can do it, I can too!” Thanks!

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    Jennifer Hansen
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    First of all I want to thank everyone here! It is always a good feeling to know that there are others who are in the same boat that I am in! I played for a few years in school but transferred to a school that didn’t have an orchestra. I was so sad to lose something that I so enjoyed. Ever since then I have always wanted to take up the violin again but didn’t think there would be a way that I could accomplish that goal. That is until I found this site and all of the incredible resources that are available to me as well as a wonderful community of supportive helpful people that share the love of the violin as I do. All that I need now is a violin to play which I know will happen some way some how! I am disabled and have lost the ability to take part in many of the activities that I used to and I have been looking for something that I CAN do…that I will love doing and that will bring a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.The violin has always been in the background but everything h been coming tog for me now and I couldn’t be more excited! I cannot wait to get started on this old..new journey with the violin!
    Thanks everyone for sharing your stories here! I have drawn encouragement from all of them and have truly come to the conclusion that you are never too old to start OR restart your journey of discovery with the violin!
    I wish you all happy learning and happy playing!!??????

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    Andy15
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    What is the best violin to buy for an adult who wants to play the violin for the first time?

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    Dianne Adkins
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    Hi Andy,

    I would really encourage you to look at Laura Matteo Violin Outfit and other beginner violins at Superiorviolins.com. This particular violin is medium priced, quality beginner violin. Not the cheapest, but you will find, in violins you definitely get what you pay for. Best of all, this violin is currently on sale.

    You can go to the page and hear how it sounds in a video. There are some great photos of it as well. It comes with everything you need, including case, bow and rosin. Also don’t forget superiorviolins offers payment plans and financing 😉

    Lauro matteo violin

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    murakami sandy
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    hi^^ i’m sandy, 35, i bought my violin 4 years ago, didn’t have time to practice and i’m starting seriously now i hope this site will help me, i found it by watching video on you tube.
    i do everything by hear so my biggest chalenge will be to read the music.

    #13874 Reply

    Andy15
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    Hi Diane Adkins,

    Thanks for the information.

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