Hi, I used to play violin when I was 5 at a conservatory in Germany. At age 8 I returned to the USA, but continued with lessons till I was 12. I quit at the time, since it wasn't the cool thing to be playing, how stupid I was. So here I am, at age 36, starting to play violin again.
All the while, I've absolutely loved violin music though, especially gypsy. I keep telling myself I'll be the first surf rock violinist;)