At 61 and an old hand at the piano I took up cello two years ago and my teacher reckons I should take Grade 3 in the Spring.
Now there are plenty of pieces to choose from and lots of variety, but the thing I really miss on the cello is playing with other people, as my wife, son and I have a little guitar/voice, drums and keyboards trio and nothing beats sharing music like that.
I had thought about approaching local violin/viola teachers and asking if they had any old pupils around my level who would be interested in forming a trio or quartet to bash through some 'easy' string quartet pieces and I am sure there such books with different string parts.
Has anyone ever tried to do this or has ever played in such a group? Would it work, I ask myself? Would there be enough older violin/viola player at my level ?If I reduced the 'age' requirement, would a younger player soon leap ahead and find we were holding them back?
Any comments from this forum gratefully received!