Committed amateur violinist and violist based in Philadelphia. I played semi-professionally when I was young, took a hiatus from serious playing while raising children, and now for about 3 years I've been back at it practicing daily (or close to it). It has been a great joy to discover that in my 50s I can solve technical problems and play far more difficult music than I could when I was young. The notion that one is limited by what one learned as a youth is a bit of a myth. I really appreciate the discussions and articles on this site.