Meet Charlotte my cello.
Isn't she pretty? She sounds nice too. No, I don't really have time for taking up the cello, but I have really really wanted to learn for a loooong time now, and I figured having all the kids in school was as good a time as any to start taking lessons. Charlotte is a rental for six months. If I find lessons are going well and I am enjoying them, I can buy her outright and the rental fee goes to her as part of the payment.
I've only had one lesson so far, but I enjoyed it very much. I practiced this morning until I thought my arm was going to fall off. I'll practice again after lunch because I only managed about twenty minutes. So far I'm not doing any bowing. That will come after I learn the note positions by playing pizzicato.
I'll let you know six months from now how I'm doing. :o) Hopefully by then I'll be bowing. ;o)