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Three Steps Away To Taking The Effort To Play An Instrument

I’m glad I had the opportunity to play the violin. I take the advantages now in my early thirties.

Agnes Laurens
3 min readNov 24, 2019


Now I can play in a good amateur orchestra and playing beautiful music. Maybe not as a soloist as I wanted as a child, but more playing the violin for fun, to enjoy. I still love playing the violin a lot. It gives me positive emotions and fills me with joy.

When I play the violin, I am emotional. I feel deep inside what the music is meant for and how I have to play certain passages.

When I play myself, I can feel the music through my veins, then I feel the emotions that needed to be played, based on what the composer wanted in his head when composing the music. I can give my emotions in music too. I mean, when I have been through a few things, or someone said something to me I didn’t like, most of the time I take my violin and I play, just play. Not practicing, just playing. Just feeling what I wanted to feel when I was angry when that particular person said something bad to me.

This is what it does with me when I took the effort to play the violin. Before playing the violin I have played the cello for one year.

Sometimes I have some regrets that I quitted playing the cello. It is a beautiful dark instrument getting right into your soul. But I have chosen to play the violin. My sister played the violin when I heard her practicing the instrument for hours. I liked that instrument — I still do too — at that moment, so I begged my parents to buy a violin for me too! They did, luckily, and I started taking violin lessons at the music school. After one year my teacher was replaced by another teacher where I have studied for many years with. She was an incredible teacher. I have learned a lot from her.

Three Steps Away

If you always wanted to play your favorite instrument, then you still can take the effort to play that instrument. With most of the instruments, it is no problem to start at an early age or when you're far in your grown-up years.

  1. Choose your favorite instrument you want to



Agnes Laurens

Agnes Laurens is a writer. She writes for the local newspaper. Agnes lives in The Netherlands, with three daughters.