Dear violinists and friends here,
i played violin on my own for fun without coaching from teacher when i was 16. i enrolled for violin lesson only when i was 18(which is last year, i enter as a grade 3). after 1.5 years of learning(formally), i am now using Suzuki book 4 and i will be sitting for my ABRSM grade 5 and theory grade 5 next year.
I am now facing a dilemma for my future: Engineering or Music.
Throughout my school life, i was shaped to converge into science and i performed pretty well in that too.If i choose engineering, i will have a guarantee and steady path for my future. But i really hope that i can have music as my life career. I love music. I can practice for more than 4 hours a day and i can keep repeating playing studies and scales without feeling bored.However, I do have a similar concern like many other violinist who started late.
My dream is to become an professional musician and to join a professional orchestra. Honestly, my family economy is unable to send me to a music college. So if i decided to choose music, my current plan is i will complete violin diploma using the shortest time, at the same time, i will work as a violin teacher to gain experience and save money for me to further study in music college( hopefully before i am 25 years old). Is my plan workable?
Can violinists here give me some opinions and perhaps share some of your experiences? How far I can go base on the age i started and the rate of my growth in skill? Is it possible for me to become an advance violin teacher? A performer? An member of orchestra?
Thank you in advance
( Please forgive my grammar errors)
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