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    melbasha
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    I cannot wait to get a violin and start practicing again. I learned the very basics when I was in college and didn’t own an instrument to keep up with it. I am SOOO glad I found this site and am finding it so helpful already

    #6710

    sarajoy024
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    I am with melbasha. I have been wanting to play for such a long time but coming to this site has made me even more excited to try and learn the violin.

    #6935

    lrushdi89
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    That’s so great!! But learning by itself can be a challenge try to find a community orchestra in your area. This will give you a great opportunity to learn some great music with people who enjoy it just as much as you. If you don’t get in the first time this will give you a goal to reach which will make your practice more focused and meaningful

    #6950

    melbasha
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    That is such a good idea. I will try that for sure! oh i am so excited.

    #7059

    Mariko
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    Nice to see you’re all so excited!! Learning the violin is definitely very rewarding and absolutely addictive 😉 Good luck to you all!

    #7101

    candas
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    I am 36, the oldest student of my instructor.

    #8822

    Ariel Polycarpo
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    • Contribution Score 40

    I’m happy to see so many people interested in violin and learn more about music. That is simply wonderful!

    #12607

    Christie Nicklay
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    • Contribution Score 38

    Candas… I hope you don’t think you’re too old. I’m 50 and just started playing a little over a year ago. I’m DEFINITELY the oldest in my “class”. My teacher has my lesson scheduled at the end of the day, after all of her little kids. She says she looks forward to my lesson time because 1) I’m an adult and can focus, 2) we cover a lot more material than her younger students, thus move along faster, and 3) she gets to play the longer, more complicated pieces with me. We have a lot of fun. Our lesson time is over in no time and we have to make ourselves stop. Enjoy the learning process, people! No matter your age, it’s a gift to yourself and those who have the privilege of hearing you play.

    #14383

    CatWezel66
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    Hi, good luck with playing the violin. Do not give up to soon! It really pays to keep playing 😉

    #18509

    Musicloverk
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    • Contribution Score 205

    I am enjoying relearning my skills and learning some new skills as long as I stay relaxed about it and don’t pressure myself. I have to guard against impatience and becoming too self critical. I also have to stay in touch with my own feelings and tastes. Recently looked into playing with a community orchestra but when I went to download the music, I experienced stress rather than excitement. I listened to it played on YouTube; this verified that I did not like the music for listening. That, and the fact that it met on an evening that conflicted with another activity that is good for me helped me to decide to wait and not participate just yet. Maybe in the future!

    #18638

    MaryKateW
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    I am 56 and not my teachers oldest student. But I am probably the most challenging. I love to learn as well. I’m not doing anymore of the student concerts, however. I get too self-conscious. I have the same problem when practicing. But I’m still going to learn. One day, I’ll be playing the Beatles on violin. It’s already fun to imagine.

    #18651

    Musicloverk
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    I play fiddle music for fun but love classical music. The problem with classical is that my standards are too high and I don’t see my progress there as much as I tend to be critical, which is discouraging. Or I get into a competitive mode with myself and push for accomplishment and lose the enjoyment of playing during practice. I guess I never got to be a kid much and still need to learn to have fun! I do love music, though, and am grateful to have a violin again and working out these issues to find balance and progress at an enjoyable pace. I’m so grateful to still have some of my skills and recognize issues to deal with and accept, like my short pinkies.

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