I've been playing viola (violinists, feel free to insert your viola joke here!) since I was 9, with small breaks in between. I'm feeling a little lost at the moment, I had played in a pit orchestra for Army Community Theatre last fall for their production of "Oliver!" and I was hoping to start in this season with their performances that needed strings, but one of the shows that I think could use strings, happens to run over my due date. Yes, the theatre is one highway exit away from the hospital where my midwife is located, but that doesn't mean I feel like hauling my large, pregnant self out of the pit in labor! There's some shows after that I'm not sure about, but even then, I don't think slinging my newborn in the pit is really efficient, and I'm pretty twitchy about leaving my baby with anyone. Oh well, maybe next season.
I'm attempting to self-teach myself guitar-- my husband thought I'd need a hobby, and bought me an electric guitar. I'm still working on that.
I tried to teach my daughter to play violin, but she decided that playing a string instrument "was just way too hard" and decided to go brass-- she's turning into an amazing trumpet player, but I'm helpless when it comes to tutoring her on anything other than pitch and what's on her sheet music! Eep! Oh well, I love her anyway.
I'm really hoping that this child is happier with my playing than DD was. I had stopped playing for a couple years, because every time I tried to play, she'd cry!