You are too kind! I think dabble is the right word. I've always been more of a writer/arranger than a virtuoso musician. In my younger years, I was a violinist (the instrument I studied in school) who played a little guitar, mandolin, bass, and banged around on a piano. Now I play more keyboards, and occasionally pick up a guitar or fiddle. I don't play much in public, though I would love to if asked.
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann