According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of regret is to feel sad or sorry about something that you did or did not do. In high school, I quit the violin. This blog series is about my journey to resume playing. To read the entire series, please visit www.melaniebates.net/blog.
On November 9, 2021, Levine Music launched a series about its adult musicians. I was truly honored to be its first feature.
Having played violin when she was young, Melanie was always on the lookout for the perfect time to resume her practice (something many of us search for but can never seem to find). She says, “I had always wanted to resume playing the violin since quitting when I was young. It brings an amazing sense of balance and purpose to my life.” It wasn’t until after years of searching and circling back to the thought, did Melanie find Levine Music and restart her journey with the violin.
To read the full article, please visit https://www.levinemusic.org/about/news/coming-home-spotlight-on-adult-musicians-featuring-melanie-bates
Melanie Elizabeth Bates is an attorney and consultant based in Washington, D.C. The views expressed here are her own.