Violin is my passion. I had lessons as an adolescent for six or seven years, playing in student orchestras for a number of years after that, then got busy with other pursuits. I have always loved playing music but was not particularly encouraged or challenged. I have taken up private lessons again in 2004, precisely 30 years after graduating from high school. I am doing much better now, musically and emotionally, dealing with my potential and limitations. I post the occasional progress video on YouTube, using the user name aMaudPowellFan, for review by fellow adult students at Violin Lab or at the adult starters Facebook group. My current dream is to find a duo partner on piano, to play gigs or just for fun.