I am 60 yrs old and had no musical experience. My husband gave me a violin for my birthday because I once said that I wish I had learned to play something as a child and I thought the sound of the violin was beautiful. Never thought he would buy me one! So for the last 6 months I have been learning to play the violin. The most challenging part for me was trying to read the music and understand the rhythm of the pieces. Making progress and enjoying every step of the journey. Probably the best birthday present ever!!!