I'm an amateur musician who wanted to be a pro but chose a different path. Learned piano first as a child; then learned saxophone - alto and tenor - which became my primary instrument for many years. Played in school bands, orchestra, jazz band. I became interested in bass at the age of 13. Already having a background in music, I only needed to learn the new instrument. Started college as a music major and studied for two years before changing to another major. It was around this time that the bass became my primary instrument, and has been ever since. I have spent the last 25+ years working in the computer field, and music is more of a hobby for me now. At the end of two years studying music in college, I realized that I like a steady paycheck.