When I was a girl I told my mother I wanted to learn to play the violin. She told me that playing the violin was only for rich children. I believed her and sang in the choir instead. Several years ago I learned about a unique orchestra in Utah County. This orchestra welcomes beginners. In fact you must be over forty years old to join. Everyone with a few hours a week to spare is invited to be part of a unique and life changing experience. You are asked to bring your own instrument, music stand and several music books that we play from So I'm learning how to play the violin even though I well over fifty.
Do we sound like the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra? No. But that doesn't matter. We have so much fun learning together. I never get through a rehearsal without laughing or having tears come to my eyes. Making music is such an incredible joy.