Diane, previously in another post on this forum I explained that years ago I had a serious injury to two fingers (middle and ring) of my left hand shortening two of the fingers. Then a few months ago when I had a luthier evaluate my violin after the conversion and he saw the state of my left hand, he agreed I had a VERY good reason to play left handed!! And, at my age, I don’t expect to be playing in an orchestra or ensemble! I’ve been invited to join a band eventually to play backup chords and they’ll gladly arrange my position as needed for left handed playing. Hopefully this will answer your curiosity?