The other day, I was talking to a music professor about my beginning to play the violin as an adult, and he was quick to point out to me that I don't really "play the violin" but rather am "learning to play" (as if I didn't know that) and that it would take a few years b/f I could really qualify as being able to play my instrument and/or consider myself a musician.
Anyway, other than wanting to belt him one, I got to thinking about what he said. When may one say they play an instrument as opposed to learning to play one? And, for that matter, other than professional musicians, when may one say they have become a (amateur) musician?
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