I’ve been playing music for almost 35 years, but I didn't play very often for much of my 20's and 30's, and I just started writing and recording music last year, as a way to relax and clear my head during this crazy COVID-19 era.
Since May 2020, I've also made it a routine to share one piece of music every day on Instagram. It's a fun way to keep myself playing and learning new songs, and it's nice to be able to share something positive with people every day.
In September 2020 I recorded my first album, and I've released two more since then. Each song contains multiple instruments, but I'm the only musician, using GarageBand on an iPad to combine tracks. Instruments on different tunes include violin, guitar, keyboard, and occasionally cello.
When I'm not playing music I'm usually helping my wife with our busy household of foster kittens (more on that here), or working at my day job as an emergency room doctor.