I grew up in a musical family. My mother was and still is an accomplished pianist and organist. My father had the most beautiful singing voice and played the piano and trombone as well. With five children in my family money was tight, but music was abundant. While we may not have had some "things" we did have music! Each of my siblings learned to play the piano. Being the stubborn "middle child" of five, I didn't want to play the piano (and boy-oh-boy do I regret that stubborn streak now!). My aunt and my great grandfather had violins. Since the instruments were available for me to use I took violin lessons. But what I wanted to play, with all my HEART wanted to play, was the cello.
Up until now I've never had the means or opportunity to play. Well, my friends, this gal ain't gettin' any younger. Last year, after seeing the movie "The Bucket List," Paul (my husband) and I began a continuing conversation of things we feel we'd regret if we didn't at the very least get to try. It became a kind of verbal bucket list between the two of us. Paul continued to ask me why not get a cello and live my dream? Well, for one thing, they aren't cheap. Besides, aren't I kind of old to start something new like this? After a lot of encouragement and soul searching I began to research cellos. I knew I didn't want a student/starter cello. I wanted an instrument that had a quality tone and construction. Last Saturday I found her...meet my new cello.
The photos don't do it justice because I got a lot of flash back in the photos. But I had to post a couple photos. I'm in contact with four different cello instructors in our area and will soon arrange with one of them to be my teacher.