I started playing the violin in fourth grade in a public school program, and continued for ten more years. I was a member of the Vermont Youth Orchestra during middle and high school. After my freshman year of college, I didn’t play regularly for almost 25 years, except for an occasional plunge into some New England fiddle tunes when the spirit moved me. For a brief period in the late 1990s, I played in an amateur chamber orchestra in Mexico City. In 2009 I started playing consistently again. I’m currently taking lessons and giving the occasional recital. I hope to start playing soon in a local orchestra.