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    Flute aged 7, got a grade 3 in it, unfortunately I gave it up
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    Piano: 9
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    Recorder, aged 8. Actually bothered playing it properly after the excruciating school lessons, and can still make it sound nice

    Clarinet, aged 9. Gave up lessons at the age of 16, which I still regret. I still love playing though, am probably Grade 6/7 standard. May take up lessons again if I get the time/money/inclination.

    Piano, aged 17. Self-taught through my mum's old books. Grade 1 standard at the most, am fairly atrocious!
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    Piano: 9
    Flute: 11, but gave up at twelve. Hope to take it up again at some point.
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    Guitar: 19
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    piano: 5
    tin whistle:9/10
    celtic harp:13
    guitar:14
    currently wanting to learn the harmonica.
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    piano age 11, reecorder age 4
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    Time to out myself as a geriatric:

    Singing - as soon as I could talk
    Piano & violin - 7 (dropped vin at 11 with some relief)
    recorder - 9
    guitar and tin whistle - 13
    flute - 15
    sax - 16
    singing (at last, a teacher) - 17

    ~~~~~~~ time passes ~~~~~~

    synths and electronica in general - 22
    celtic harp - 41
    clarinet (new project) - 52

    There are no age limits, only limits of imagination and determination (and how good you honestly expect to get)

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    Violin: 8 (quit at 10...I was awful)
    Piano: 9/10 (quit at 13...wasn't enjoying it anymore)
    Guitar: 11ish (still playing)
    Drums: 18 (had to stop lessons when I came to uni, but still mess around on them)

    I also had a brief spell with the harmonica and of course the recorder lol

    It's interesting that the guitar is the only one I never took formal lessons in, and it's also the only one I still play on a regular basis...
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    (Original post by laurakate1988)
    As a relatively late beginner (not LATE but later than is ideal lol) i still plan to have a career in music. I started the following instruments at the following ages (as in propper tuition from a teacher or occaisionally a book)..i'm only mentioning the instruments i have grades in as i larked around on a few instruments before the following:

    Piano: 13
    Saxophone: 15
    Vocals: 18
    Violin: 19
    Recorder: 20

    I wanna know about you guys...late beginner? early beginner? plans for a musical career?

    Over to you

    Laura xx
    wow, you play alot of instruments what career would you like in music?

    piano :15 old i know
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    Rcorder: 7
    (treble recorder [Aaaargh the different fingerings ] 9)
    Keyboard: 10
    Clarinet: 11
    Bassoon: 13/14
    Saxophone: 14/15
    Tenor Horn: 16

    May want to come back to teaching instruments at a later point, but only want to continue with the clarinet, bassoon and sax.
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    (Original post by tokyorose888)
    wow, you play alot of instruments what career would you like in music?

    piano :15 old i know
    15s not insanely late though i've read your other posts about piano and i'm very sure you'll get to grade 8/that standard one day soon as your enthusiasm for the piano really radiates through in your posts

    I'd luuuuurve to be a music teacher...that would make me mega happy
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    14: Clarinet
    15: Tenor Saxophone

    I'm going to learn the Tenor Sax from Friday :P
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    (Original post by laurakate1988)
    15s not insanely late though i've read your other posts about piano and i'm very sure you'll get to grade 8/that standard one day soon as your enthusiasm for the piano really radiates through in your posts

    I'd luuuuurve to be a music teacher...that would make me mega happy

    thnx for your encouragement

    im trying to try my best now lol, good luck with your career
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    (Original post by MorbidCow)
    14: Clarinet
    15: Tenor Saxophone

    I'm going to learn the Tenor Sax from Friday :P
    Great choice.... and clarinet too. Great taste in instruments
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    6 or 7ish: Piano
    At some point in between these two: Violin
    15: Singing (Self-taught)
    17: Guitar & Bass (Self-taught)
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    Recorder: 6
    Trumpet: 11
    Guitar: ~16
    Mandolin: 19 - last month
    Ukulele: 19 - a week ago :p:
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    Oboe: 13

    Got Grade 2 but was forced to quit at about age 15 because my parents couldn't afford the instrument hire and lessons anymore. But I bought an oboe this week because I missed playing it sooo much. My parents threw a fit when they found out I'd bought it, but oh well :p:
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    I started playing the piano aged 3 and the violin aged 7. I guess on piano that makes me an early beginner, though on violin I think that's average... Still play both of them lots, though am much better at and prefer the piano. Leaning towards an academic rather than performance career. Am not good enough to be a professional performer. That would require actually practicing!
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    Started clarinet at 11, now own a Buffet E13
 
 
 
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