QUOTE(lottie @ Jan 28 2011, 08:36 PM)
I'm about 5 on the violin and 4 on the viola but I mostly play viola these days.
Joining an orchestra next week! - Excited but a bit scared (although I've done a lot of orchestral playing on the clarinet years ago).
I reached about grade 4 before I gave up, and played in an orchestra, I loved it, although I found it difficult keeping up the pace. You'll have a great time.
It's funny you mention the clarinet, before returning to the violin, I was planning on learning clarinet, even purchased a secondhand one, but spent months and months looking for a tutor in my area, but gave up the search, will defintely begin the search again at a later date, but I want to see how far I can go with the violin first.