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Meet 

Robert

from 

Vineyard, UT

I have a couple of little kids and I think it'd be cool to inspire them by showing them that their dad's learning an instrument.

What’s your name, where are you from, and when did you start learning violin?

My name is Robert. I’m in Vineyard, Utah. I have been playing the violin for not very long. I took an intro class in college and haven't played for years since. And so I just started with Trala about a week ago.  

Why did you decide to learn violin?

So I picked the violin because it's always appealed to me, I've always likes the sound of the violin and never really knew anyone growing up that played it. I took piano lessons as a kid and was kind of forced to do that. And so naturally, I kind of gravitated away from piano and grew an interest in the violin as I got a little bit older. 

What are your goals?

I don't know if my dreams are too wild with the violin. Honestly, I just really want to learn a new instrument. I'm not very musical. It's definitely a weakness of mine. I haven't been like an “artsy” person my whole life. Violin just appeals to me and has been an interest of mine. That's kind of why I wanted to learn it. I don't aspire to be in a big group or even become that good at it. I just want to be able to play some familiar songs.

I have a couple of little kids and I think it'd be cool to inspire them by showing them that their dad's learning an instrument. I work a lot with the elderly population, and I've heard that music can be a good way to offset effects of dementia and Alzheimer's and kind of straining your brain in that sense. And so now that I'm entering my middle aged years, I like the idea of being able to learn a new thing and kind of push my brain activity more than probably what the average person my age would do. So learning an instrument is like a great way in my mind to do something like that.


Robert works in marketing and has been a Trala student since 2021.


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