I’m a student in a school orchestra and I’ve only been playing for a little over 2 years so not very long. I play viola and it’s a lot of fun for me (when we’re not being called garbage by our teacher). I love playing but unfortunately with tons of budgets cuts in Chicago, there might not be music classes anymore! I like practicing music I find interesting outside of class but I rely on the school’s instruments because the only thing I have at home is a really awful Violin Shaped Object as my teacher calls them. Any fellow violists here?