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Mar 27, 2009
The violin as a de-stressor...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Learning to play a musical instrument can be so relaxing. The fact that you are teaching yourself to play through the Internet is nothing short of amazing! Thank you for sharing how you pick up a "down-and-out sort of day" with my visitors and me.

P.S. If you would like to replace the photo I've included above, by all means, send me one through another submission...I'll be happy to make the substitution.

A Video Reading by Darlene Barriere
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Mar 27, 2009
I learned to play as well.
by: Scott Canada

I also learned to play an instrument.I learned guitar.It took a long time.Years really...I'm still learning.slow learner I guess haha.But that was the point really.To make time stop somehow and to focus on something other than the images and memories in my head.I have since learned piano,Harmonica and do much recording.I love it.Still after all these years I still love it. I like when people tell me that I don't know how good I really am.Way back when I began this odyssey,I was doing it to take my mind off of my abuse and mental suffering.I would go soo deep into it that I could block out all outside distractions.I would lose track of time and get lost in it.....and learn too. Learning an instrument is a great feeling ,especially when teaching oneself as I did.I only had books. Of course I also had my father telling me that I would never learn to play and will amount to nothing.My uncle at the time commented that even Beethoven learned to play and he was deaf.Maybe I did it to prove him wrong.Congratulations and good luck......don't give up. You know the thing is I have always wanted to learn the violin. Who knows,maybe I will try that next.

Jun 03, 2010
learning to play the violin
by: Hannalie

Thank you for the inspiration. I just keeping on trying to teach myself to play. it was a blessing to read this post. I had some emotional stress and others in my life, but try to keep the dream alive to be able to get somewhere with violin

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