I used to read this forum regularly - then was just not reading blogs and the like for a while. I am a 68 year old woman who started learning to play the cello at 64 - with no previous string experience - just some long ago keyboard playing.

I'm happy to say that I am still playing cello. My teacher now has several adult students ranging in age from 30's to 70's. We play together once a month - just starting that. It is kind of difficult because one member just started cello ( Suzuki Book 1, song # 4) and rest of us are playing out of book 3 and beyond. However, we have fun, we are learning ensemble playing and expanding our skills - and of course learning to get comfortable playing in front of someone other than our teacher!

I was still working full time when I started and am now retired. I truly believed that I would have more time to practice while retired. I'm sure you have all heard retired folks say they have no idea how they had time to work - retirement is busy! Of course there IS time - one needs discipline.

Glad to have this forum back - I'll try to check in regularly.