I am 55 years old and have a 9 yrs old who plays with the youth orchestra at the Oberlin Conservatory. She is Suzuki trained. I took up the violin two years ago because it looked like fun. I help her with her music theory since I played five woodwind instruments when I was younger. But wow! Playing this instrument is tough. I noticed the discussion forums in here and hope help Emma utlizing the insight of the posts in here. Thanks. I hope to learn and contribute as I can.