Learning violin as an adult, amateur, multi-instrumentalist homemaker.
by Sharon C.
Hi. I'm happily awaiting delivery of my new student violin kit.
I grew up around music, in NYC. My mother played on her childhood Classical piano, & sang. She beautifully played everything. Classical, pop, musical theater, top 10, Sousa marches, Strauss waltzes. Dad loved jazz,& Broadway show tunes. His mother played barrel house piano by ear. I have a Southern minstrel in my ancestry.
Mom felt she was merely adequate,but I loved it.She played to relax, at church services, & add beauty to our lives. My grandmother, aunt, & cousins would join in multi-part harmonies,& playing organ,too. Heavenly!
I loved seeing Lawrence Welk musicians; especially those playing several instruments. So, I decided to do so, also. I started classical piano at 10, going on to teach myself guitar,banjo,Lap dulcimer. I've also tried a variety of others: mandolin, penny whistle, thumb piano, harmonica, bongos, finger cymbals, concertina, & hammered-dulcimer. I think violin/fiddle will help my mandolin playing, & strengthen my sight-reading. Each instrument helps me understand music itself, better.
An unexpected gift, is greater ease with foreign languages,& regional dialects when traveling. I'm told I have a perfect accent when in conversation with foreigners, in the Deep South,& New England! Also,learning about other lands, thru their music.
And, my children learned it's never too late to try a new skill! Great lesson.
Thank you for this platform, to express my joy of music. Play on!
Thank you so much for sharing!
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