I played French horn in high school and college, then in the Brico symphony when we moved to Colorado. After retirement in 1994, remembering college folk festivals, I took up old time banjo, autoharp, harmonica, and singing. That was a real struggle, which gradually morphed into instrument building, which fit my skills SO much better! For several years I played in the Denver Mandolin Orchestra.
Now my musical focus centers on instrument building and festivals like O'Flaherty and Classical Mandolin Society conventions.