Here’s the deal; I’ve been playing viola for 6 years, and I’m about to do my Grade 5 exam in the summer. However, I also play guitar and piano, which I also get lessons in. I’m about to move up a year, and I’d like to take this opportunity to quit viola, after my exam, to concentrate on guitar and piano.
I hate playing viola, and as my guitar teacher says, ‘all youll get from it is a few string ensembles and orchestras now and again’. I’d like to think I’m pretty good at my other instruments, which I’ll definitely improve on after dropping viola. I’ve been invited to audition for our regional orchestras, which i don’t particularly want to do.
My viola teacher obviously wants me to stick with it, and my guitar teacher doesn’t want me to. My mum thinks I should stick with viola, but my dad isn’t particularly fussy, as he doesn’t want me to do misic as a career. I’m fairly passionate about writing my own songs, which you can’t really do on viola, so I need some advice.
So should I stick with viola, or drop it for my more favoured instuments? And should I pick music as a career?
P.S.- Sorry about the long read :/