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I am happy.

May 11, 2009 at 8:30 AM

Greetings all.

I have often seen alot of people being upset that they started violin at the age of 13. I ask, why?

I know this is an overly discussed matter and it comes down to the persons own perspective.

I started violin at the age of 18, I am now 19 and it has been around 1 year and 4~5 months since I've started. So I am a violin baby :)

I can never express my feelings of being able to learn this instrument. I am at the moment I am going for my Grade 4 AMEB exam. I just missed out of the dead line for the previous grade 4 exam haha, but I am in no rush.

But I would really like to go to music college.

At the moment I am working 2 jobs - in web development. Though I am granted the freedom and flexiblity. One job is 5 days a week, 5 hours a day (PERFECT!) and a decent income, and my other job I do for 2-3 hours a day- my set up is I work on that while I travel to and from work (atleast 40 minutes by public transport) then when I get home I work for 2 hours... and its 3pm! Unfortunantely I can't do my violin lessons anymore - since they've been at 2pm for awhile. I hope my teacher can fit me in other times!!!

If I ever become an employer, I would give power of flexibility [and work from home options hehe] :) ... as long as they do their work.

I really don't like the whole 9 - 5 work ethic however. I much prefer 7 till 3 hehe.

My parents ask me why do I like working early... I ask them why do they like staying back late XD


From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on May 11, 2009 at 5:41 PM

About the hours, I think like you!  This is one of my biggest fears: have a very poor violin "life" and "practices" because of my job.  Then, people ask me, why I have chosen to be amateur...   To explain what I think about work hours,  I would have to make a big debate on occidental society vs places like in Scandinavia where it is suppose to be the best place on the world for efficient work in very non-maniac shedrules...  But I don't want to enter in such a debate!

Good luck in your projects!

Anne-Marie

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