I am in my 50's. I began playing violin in my 20's (very sporadically, and then a many years hiatus.) I switched over to viola a couple of years ago when I got involved in a string quartet. I didn't have a group to play with this year, but I guess it all turned out the same, as everyone is home now. Playing in a string quartet is the most joy I ever have in life...that, and hanging out with my daughters.