I have been raised in a family of music enthusiasts and I believe that I belong to the generation that has the most number of relatives that turned professional. In my own brood, both my husband and kids have turned to music as their favorite pastime. As a consequence, we always share the weekends lying lazily around the house watching each other perform their favorite pieces.
It was not so long ago that my hubby has taken an interest in string instruments. On account of the genre that we both grew up in, he had decided to get hold of several audio copies to go through. He has, since then, tried his best to play along with these tunes and eventually had our children involved in a way. Now we mostly enjoy listening to the sound we are most familiar with and what makes it wonderful is that everybody has learned to enjoy it in the same way, regardless of age. There are quite a number of possibilities for people out there who are trying to go after the same passion. I would suggest that they start from being practical and one way is to start simple. However, there are several sources from which you could get hold of some instruments. We were actually able to save on rogue guitars and ended up buying two for the house.