I consider myself a violin hobbyist. I have played the violin since 3rd grade and followed through until college. Since that time (1993)I have played for my own enjoyment. My ten year old daughter has been playing for three years now and has been studying on a Kloss violin. Not only do I have a background in violin, I have worked for an insurance agency located in Marshfield, MA that focuses on instrument insurance, including strings (freelance, professional, student, symphonies and orchestras) among other musical instruments. I look forward to joining this group for the above reasons!