We all started somewhere. When I started teaching at the university level, I didn't want to teach freshmen. Then I saw that you have the biggest impact on people who have the least experience. I have a special place in my heart for the novice player.
It was for a quartet and we recorded two CDs for a record label in Germany. It came up after a conversation on an airline flight and it was great that we got together.
We are now part of a bass community. You came here today by yourself, now you're part of a family, a network. The bass circle works as a metaphor for that.