I played in marching band from sophomore year in high school to junior year in college on different instruments, mostly flute. Choir freshman year to junior year in college. Symphonic band in college on flute, as well. A couple musicals in high school.
After I left San Diego State due to financial and personal issues, musically all I had left around me was a cheap violin my mother had randomly purchased me back in high school. Needless to say I used it to deal with and handle the changes I was going through at the time, and here I am a couple years later still keeping at it. I never thought I could reach the level I'm currently at now, and I strive each day to get better.
I'm currently taking lessons with a member of the San Diego Symphony.