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On the street: What musical instrument did you play as a child?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 25, 2016

Jerry Gruber, customer service, Lawrence

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“I attempted to play the piano. My mom was a piano teacher.”

Hannah Weingartner, works for Kansas University, Lawrence

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“I played the guitar and the recorder, but lost my skill for the guitar completely.”

Connor Oberkrom, works for UPS, Lawrence

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“I played the piano as a kid, but I don’t anymore.”

Cammie Inthasane, works at Zen Zero, Kansas City, Mo.

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“I played the guitar, and I do still play.”

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Michael Dennis

Armpit.

1 year, 4 months ago

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Clara Westphal

Violin and piano. The tuba when I was in junior high school.

1 year, 4 months ago

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Chris Warman

Bass, piano

1 year, 4 months ago

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Tony Peterson

Clarinet and piano.

1 year, 4 months ago

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Phillip Chappuie

.20 gauge Ithaca

1 year, 4 months ago

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Bill McGovern

attempted to play the piano, failed miserably. Played the violin from 6th grade all the way to senior year but I was almost always last chair or near last.

1 year, 4 months ago

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Andy Craig

Air Guitar. Still play. Lifetime instrument.

1 year, 4 months ago

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Thomas Bryce Jr.

Piano, Alto Saxophone and Guitar.

1 year, 4 months ago

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Bob Smith

No OTS since Monday? What gives?

1 year, 3 months ago

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Adrian Turner

I started out playing the trumpet and then switched to the Tuba. When I was in the 5th Grade, the band teacher came into the classroom and gave us all papers with 100 answers to see if we could hear well enough to say whether the notes she was playing on the piano were in tune or out of tune.
This was done to judge our ability to play an instrument of our choosing.

I was the only student who scored 100 out of 100. Perfect tonal hearing.

But of course, being the youngest out of 9, money was tight, and so was the available band instruments. Needless to say that is why I started on the trumpet.

1 year, 3 months ago

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Carol Bowen

Do we have any music stores that carry brass and woodwind instruments any more? We spent a lot of time at Pulliam's when the kids were young.

1 year, 3 months ago

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