Started playing the violin when I was 8 years old. By high school was playing 3-4 hours a day. Also have some experience with the trombone, piano and singing in a choir. Became a physician, raised a family, moved to the country and did a lot of horseback riding. Stopped playing the violin for a while. Presently play in two community orchestras, take lessons with a member of our philharmonic orchestra and have bought an old French violin and French bow.