Hello, I'm a multi-instrumentalist who favours voice and flutes/whistles. But I have been teaching myself guitar and piano since I was 18. I play saxophone and trumpet as well as many other kinds of flutes and sing constantly. I picked up the violin when I was 12 and was so far ahead of my class, that I felt like I was just waiting for them to catch up, but my father was a single father and though he could have gotten me private lessons, he just didn't have time in his schedule, so eventually my violin became closet fodder. Then suddenly, in my late twenties, I've realised how in love with music I am again. I've been play so many instruments and recording tracks on my computer and having so much fun with it. I thought that I would love to become more skilled with the violin and have dedicated a lot more of my time to my poor neglected violin. I got a new bow, some new gear for it, and have been zooming through refamiliarising myself and teaching myself from lessons books. I'm already playing some things by ear and have a decent tone and vibrato, but I believe it is clear that I am nothing more than an amateur, aspiring toward a long and fulfilling relationship with my violin.