Hey Faith, I’ve been thinking about starting to play violin too. I haven’t even touched a violin yet, but have been spending the last few months just learning everything I can about it while I save in hopes it would help when/if I get one. Things like what the basic fundamental techniques are and how to read music. I find looking at sheet music very intimidating and is one of the things that have me feeling uneasy. If you got to the Lessons tab above and go through the videos that Michael has done, I think that would be a great start whether you have a violin or not. Probably 95% of what I’ve learned just about the violin itself and how to read music has come through his videos and attending the classroom sessions. Everything is explained pretty well and this is coming from someone who has zero music background. Hope this helps.