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#beginquote# Some people can be real jerks when they post anonymously. Pay no attention to them. That having been said I want to do a reality check on you. (in other words this might seem harsh as well) I have had many students come up to me later in high school saying that they used to play in 5th or 6th grade, quit, and now want to come back in to the Band. In almost every case they have not been very successful UNLESS they are very highly motivated. You say you did not continue playing into high school. Why did you quit? Did you loose interest? If this is the case I would say that you will be likely to have the same thing happen again. Playing an instrument and playing it to a level that gives you sustained joy and interest is something that has to have a lot of internal motivation behind it. If you really do want to pick up with music again I would say start out with whatever instrument's music interests you the most. If that is drums, flute, or something else, go out and find a private teacher to help you get started. A private teacher will help you achieve success at a faster rate and that success is needed to keep you interested in practicing the instrument. Good luck! Chad Criswell Western Dubuque High School www.musicededucationmagic.com #endquote#
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