1. Trumpet for 12 years. Started playing because I wanted to do band in middle school and when I was growing up my dad was in a jazz group with his friend who is an awesome trumpeter, so I grew up enjoying the instrument.
2. Piano for 7 years. Started playing in high school because I got bored of only playing trumpet. Definitely my favorite instrument to play.
3. Guitar for 4 years. Started playing in college because I didn't have access to a piano any more and I have what I'd almost call a need to be musical. Had to play something, and a friend was selling a guitar for 50 bucks.