I am a 43 year old adult beginner. Back in my high school and college years I was a pretty good french horn player. When my mid-life crisis hit I wanted to get a Ferrari and an 18 year old girlfriend. The bank nixed the Ferrari and the wife nixed the girlfriend so I did what I could - I grew my hair long and started playing classical guitar. After my teacher moved away I decided to give the violin a try and here I am.