I am a pianist, but of course, I couldn't carry mine along! I do take my piano music along (my residence hall in London does have pianos in it).
I'm also a guitarist, but I leave my guitar at home (it's just too big to carry with my 5 other bags when I travel back and forth to London for school every year).
I do carry my green violin every time I travel between the US and the UK. It's small, lightweight, and compact, so it always goes with me as a carryon (along with my CPAP machine, my camera, my carryon bag, etc). I often get positive comments and questions from fellow passengers, TSA
agents, etc. whenever I carry my violin on a trip--they ask about my music, etc. One TSA
agent in FWA
even asked if I was going to give a concert right there in the terminal!
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)