FF 20 years and my life changed in 1983 when I placed Itzak Perlman's Beethoven Concerto vinyl record on my Marantz. I have started and stopped lessons at times since then. I was blessed to have Dave Balakrishnan and Katherine Limon as teachers. I once played a Curtin and Alf violin and I loved it. I adore people who start young and have their whole life to progress. I am older, but feel so fortunate to have all these greats violinists to hear through CD, YouTube and Violinist.com .