I am way over fourty and I started playing violin a year ago. At that time my daughter started playing violin and I saw her strugling. We all can say that violin is not an easy instrument for those who does not have a previous musical education. Since I play piano, I thought – I will just learn the basics of it and I will be able to help her at least with something…how hard can it be? Long story short – violin became my ediction…. After a year learning on my own I finally got the teacher, and I am progressing so much faster. My daughter is still playing the violin, but she is nowhere close liking it as I do.