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    hey people. how old were you when you started playing your instrument and how long has it been now ? I started when I was 19 and its 7 years now !
    we are getting older each day and exact age calculator can help us keep track of our age and the passage of days !

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    I started Christmas Eve 2013. I am now 62.
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    I started when I was about 55 y.o. - that was 27 years ago.

    I'm beginning to get the hang of it.

    John Colter

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    I started in the fall of 2011, at age 60. I play about like I did in the spring of 2012! I guess I'm a slow learner.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    I started playing guitar when I was 15 in 1965. Started playing uke the middle of 2013, bass uke a year later and never touched my guitars again, I'm 71.


    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 4 acoustic bass ukes, 12 solid body bass ukes, 14 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 39)

    Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
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    Roughly fifteen years ago, age fifty. After having tried and given up on the guitar, seriously considered the Concertina ( there are at least two types), having lapsed in the piano and seriously lapsed in the clarinet. Saw a cheap one in a five and dime and haven’t turned back.

    And basically self taught with classes l-o-n-g after I played around on this delightful instrument.

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    Started piano at age 4, guitar at age 15, celtic harp at age 46, hammered dulcimer and bowed psaltery around age 50. The ukulele came into my life about 3 years ago, when I was 64. At 67, I still have a few more years in me. Hopefully that means there’s still room for a few more instruments. The more, the merrier. :-)
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    I started when I retired at 55. That was 12 years ago. Now when people ask me how long I’ve been playing, I tell them “a few years”. Otherwise, they’d expect me to be better.

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    I took accordion lessons for 4 or 5 years starting when I was about 8 circa 1952.
    About 1958, a cousin left a ukulele at our house and I learned enough to play some tunes at scout camp fires.
    My brother had a guitar, a Hofner arch top, and I always wanted to play it. When I was 16 in 1960, I bought my first guitar and left the ukulele. Since then the guitar has been a passion and I have added harmonica, mandolin in the sixties and later banjo, Autoharp, dulcimer and various other stringed instruments plus the concertina and button accordion. About a decade ago I returned to the ukulele.
    These days I spend most of my playing time on guitar and ukulele with banjo and mandolin being runners-up. I am 76 years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by real_ag View Post
    hey people. how old were you when you started playing your instrument and how long has it been now ? I started when I was 19 and its 7 years now !
    Five years ago, although I bought my first uke (a cheapie) in Hawaii in 2002. I was 71 when I started playing in 2015. Next time around, I'm going to start when I'm five. That seems to be when the pros started.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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