Odd "problem" here.
Though a lifelong musician (symphonic percussion & voice) I am a adult violin student (1 year of study but doing quite well) and absolutely loving it! I am going with my husband in March to a convention in Salt Lake City -- so many violin shops there (we have virtually none in Louisiana) -- and I know I must visit some.
My problem is my fear of intimidation in visiting these shops. Will my explanation that I am, in fact, "one of them," sort of, in a musical sense help? I have read of high-end shop snobbery. Will I be looked down upon? I will mainly be bow shopping; I just hope that I can play well enough to discern what will qualify as a good bow. I hope to also visit Moroz Violins, but don't feel as much intimidation there, as I have already communicated with him, and he understands my background, so to speak.
I just wonder if any other-instrument musicians have ever suffered this dilemma and how they may have handled it?
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