But I probably won’t.
I seem to have a teacher. I’m also rather pleased about this since he appears to be sensible, logical, talented, and good at explaining things.
What I suspect I will not have for the foreseeable future is free time.
I’m also surprised at just how large a viola is. Well, my viola, specifically. It’s a good size for me, but it’s a 16.5″ instrument, and when held up next to my instructor’s violin … the violin looked like a toy. It would be nice to play up near the edge of the fingerboard, but the notes must be on top of one another at that point. I’m happy to have them delineated a bit more on my viola. He also recommended a BAM Hightech viola case as one that was small enough to avoid being barred from boarding an airplane without consigning one’s instrument to the tender mercies of the airline baggage handlers. Someday in the future, it will be nice. For now, my larger dart case will do me fine.
From now on, it’s scales until I die, with special attention paid to the various different means of drawing sound out of the instrument, synchronization between fingers and bow, releasing tension in the scroll hand, and of course intonation intonation intonation.