I've been lurking around the forums for a while now so I thought it was about time that I posted something... especially as now I have something exciting to post about - after years of wishing I could play the cello, I've finally started lessons! At 30 years old I think that definitely puts me in the 'adult learners' category, although I already play the piano so I have a head start on reading music at least. It's been great to read about others starting their journeys with new instruments as an adult, and that's definitely inspired me to give it a go as well - so thanks for that
I actually started last September but had a couple of months break due to moving overseas; anyway I've taken it up again recently and am loving it! I'm going shopping for a hire cello this weekend (not buying yet as I'm not sure how long I'll be out of the UK for) so very excited about that. The only slight dampener is that I'm a bit disappointed with my teacher - he's very approachable and can obviously play well himself, but so far hasn't been anywhere near as proactive as my last teacher in correcting my posture/bow hold/hand position etc. Maybe my last teacher was so good that there's nothing left to correct, but somehow I doubt it I'm probably stuck with him for a little while for practical reasons (no car currently) - maybe I just need to be a bit more forward about asking for feedback? He tells me when I'm sharp/flat, but I can usually hear that myself anyway so I was hoping to get a bit more out of my lessons.
Anyway I've been rambling long enough - bye for now, and I hope to be a more regular contributor to the forums from now on!