I am happy to say that all of the reactions from my family and friends have been positive. I am 59 and just starting out. My husband has been especially supportive and encouraging. My friends are generally happy for me, but more on the amazed side I think. (You’re doing what?? Why would you want to do that??) I’ve even inspired one friend to re-learn the piano. My teacher teaches piano as well as violin and she is using the same teacher. I hope I will inspire others to follow their dreams. Just because we are adults doesn’t mean we don’t get to have fun too!