I missed last week's SPT, so I am combining last and this week's into one. I was about eight when someone in our congregation got up and played a violin solo in our chapel. I instantly knew that this person had inspired something inside me. Soon after, my mom, hearing my pleas to start taking lessons, asked this same person to teach me. I progressed quickly, but never put much focus into the violin, as I was also very interested in the piano and was taking violin and piano lessons at the same time. I took for 10 years and majored in the violin for half a semester - and then put it down.
Long story short, it's been 15 years since I've really felt the urge to play. I've taught and played some solos in church, I'm not very confident and have always felt I cheated myself by not focusing harder on this instrument. This violin I purchased from a neighbor in California, it built in the 1950's by a violin maker in Passadena. It has a beautiful rich tone. It was so beautiful to play I've decided that maybe I should begin to play again. This old violin inspired me to take something old I used to do, and make it new again. I will be beginning violin lessons in the next couple of weeks. Wish me luck!
Did you do SPT?
Do you play?
Have you ever thought about picking up your instrument again, or begininng?