I played baritone/euphonium in the school band from 5th- 9th grade. I had a love/hate relationship with music all those years. After 9th grade, I quit the school band because I had a massive personality clash with the band directors. So in 10th grade, I gave bass a try, took private lessons... and I haven't looked back since. If I'm any good at bass, it's because of the "Yoda-esque" gent who taught me how to play. I know wind players feel that "mojo" of blowing the breath of their souls through their instruments, but that wasn't me. I love being a string player, especially bass because it's an instrument I can "hug."