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Emily Feld • Edited on

Hey, everybody!

Happy to be here. I'm teaching myself HTML and CSS thru FreeCodeCamp's Responsive Web Design course. My goal is to eventually learn JavaScript and React and work as a front-end web developer! Studying and teaching music has been my main pursuit up until now, so coding is way out of left-field for me, but I'm really enjoying it! I'm also interested in UX/UI design. Glad to have found this community!

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Michael Tharrington

Heyo! Great to have ya here. Really cool to hear you're a musician and moving into tech. What kind of music and/or instrument do ya play?

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Emily Feld

I'm a classically trained pianist, but I love all kinds of styles--been digging into jazz a lot lately. I've also taught myself guitar, mandolin, a bit of violin, accordion, dulcimer, and enjoy jamming with friends with those instruments. I keep telling myself that if I can learn all those instruments on my own as a kid, I can teach myself to code now as an adult.

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Michael Tharrington

Wow, sounds like you're covering it all! 🙌 I soooo wish I had learned piano as a kid.

I keep telling myself that if I can learn all those instruments on my own as a kid, I can teach myself to code now as an adult.

Haha, true that! Self-learning for the win.

I also really love playing music. 😀

I'm primarily a guitarist/singer and so enjoy jamming with friends. I even have a super small-time band... we've only played one show (right before COVID, haha) but it was very fun and I hope to start back doing it soon! Over COVID, we kinda put things on pause.

However, I got super into synthesizers + drum machines and making music that stays in sync with it all using a Boss RC-500 loop pedal. It's been soooo much fun and has me testing out lots of different genres.

Anyway, hope you have a great time in this community and wish you the best as you begin your coding journey!