I'm new here and enthusiastic about practicing my violin...HELP!

July 2, 2005 at 04:15 PM · Beginner but excitedGood Morning

I have always loved the violin. I love listening to it. I love the way it looks, sounds, and the uniqueness of it. The violin describes me...I believe anyway. The violin also has lady like attributes, petite, powerful yet soft, bold yet classy. The violin also looks and sounds extremely intelligent when it "talks" to you. You can also play the violin as if it were going through a variety of mood swings.

Violin: Precision, discipline, softness, elegant, classy, powerful, intelligent, brilliant, moody, sweet, petite, soothing, motivational,balances the mind, etc etc etc

I am a single parent in the US Air Force, stationed at Robins AFB, GA. I love my son, Isaiah. God and Jesus Christ are the foundation and love of our lives and the violin is my favorite instrument in the entire world. I had a student violin 5 years ago in Hawaii. I gave it away becasue life hit me. I NEED to buy another one. I was thinking about treating myself to a Carlo Robelli Prima P250-44 full size violin outfit. I want ultimately play for God and my family. I look forward to learning/hearing from you.

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July 3, 2005 at 11:50 PM · Hey Tracy! Glad you are deciding to do something you've always loved. Have you thought about looking into teachers yet? I think the best way to really get a good start is to have a good, experienced teacher. Some like to specialize in teaching adults and working around their schedules. I would try looking around first for that, then get his/her suggestions on buying a violin.

July 5, 2005 at 04:58 PM · I second the motion. Find a teacher, or at least a mentor, first. You can rent a violin just to get you started for very little ($10/month, up here) and then take your time trying out appropriate violins with your teacher's advice. That way, you have the luxury of really looking at and listening to all the options!

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