Hello im Mark, and i have recently started to lean to play the violin at 30 (having not really learnt any music before)
The reason for the late start being that when i was in junior school I was told by the teacher that girls learn violin and boys play football! So i never bothered, thinking you couldnt if you had big hands!
But to the thanks of a very supportive partner, and a very enthuisiastic teacher (who showed me pictures of the size of Itzhak Perlmann's hands!) I started taking lessons two months ago (terrible at it, but i get a little better every week!)