Hello, I am an adult beginner with no prior string experience. I play guitar and can read music fairly well. I decided to purchase a violin in January 2014. I love the sound of a melody when played on a violin. I just retired so this has become my new passion.
It also didn't hurt that both of our "mid twenties" aged kids decided to find a place of their own and move out once Dad decided to take up the violin and practice until the wee hours. Can't imagine why?