Hi all, Just found this New Members' site so am introducing myself! I have signed up for OU A214 and found that there is quite a lot of support for OU learners here.
Musical history, well, I had to give up music at School, too many subjects to do, and although wanted to learn the flute was told that I could not since children would be physically deformed if they tried to play an adult sized flute while they were still developing!! This to a teenager.
Anyway, when son decided to take Music O Level at night school because it could not be fitted into the school curriculum I joined up too and then later took Flute lessons for a couple of years plus Grade V Theory. But you know what it is like - a busy life, family commitments, and the flute took a back seat.
So a couple of years ago I went back to having flute lessons but am making slower progress, anno domini and all that: also, since I am taking a year out from work I have decided to make the most of the time and further my musical knowledge, hence the OU. Another pupil of my Flute teacher has just finished the Music Diploma with the OU and loved it although I have not had an opportunity to talk to her at any length.
It makes all the difference having your replies and knowing you are all out there: we're in this together and indeed, it is never too late.
Many thanks already to those of you who have given me a warm welcome and support and good luck with all your enterprises.