I have been studying and playing the violin for five years. I'm a writer and the violin has been a tremendous source of inspiration in my work. I'm the author of the children's picture book, The Magic Violin, and have two more violin-related books coming up in 2009. I'm fascinated by everything related to the violin and read all the books on the subject I can get my hands on. Learning to play this wonderful instrument at this stage in my life has been one great challenge, but I'm loving every minute of it!