I studied the accordion from the ages of 7 to 10, long enough to uncover a proclivity for Attention Deficit Disorder and Improvisation.
After that, it was the cello (ages 13 to 16), which yielded a semblance of literacy; at least on bass cleff.
A short interlude with primitive bongos and limited
guitar was followed by a 59 year relationship with the bass viol, which seems to have blended all these experiences into a new level of consciousness
A close look at Bob Arkin's music evolution: