How long have you been playing the cello?
I started the cello when I was 9. I had played Suzuki Violin since I was 4 (along with my siblings), but when the string program started at 4th grade in my Elementary school, I decided I wanted to switch to the cello. One of my main motivations for switching to cello was so I could sit down when I practiced, which is a bit ironic in retrospect, since I always stand now. My first teacher was Peter Sukonik, a Russian immigrant who was Associate Principal in the Kansas City Symphony.
Original Source: Interview with Cello Instructor Mike Block