The deadline for the 2023 Group Christmas Project submissions has now been extended to Monday the 11th of December.
Welcome to the Forum!
Terribly sorry to hear about your Grandfather.
I heard stories of my one Grandfather (who died before I was born) - he played several different string instruments - definitely made me feel I was capable, but I wish I could've started when I was younger!
Learning the violin is like any good adventure, there will be ups & downs - we'll all help the best we can.
Have you checked out the Fiddlerman tutorials?
If you'd like more help & can't find a local teacher that suits you, check out 'The Academy'. https://academy.fiddlershop.com/