I am an expat in Amsterdam, a violinist, and I give violin lessons to many people with many different wishes. Some wants to improvise for themselves, or learn specific songs that they really want to play with their friends. Some wishes to go for an academical education and wants to learn the basics for the auditions, or wants to get better at their classes.
So, in short, we shape the lessons around what you wish to do.
But two things are important for me; a healthy posture (so that one never gets tired and no wrist or arm starts to ache after couple of months) and a conscious ear to enjoy and produce music. For this I teach briefly the western classical music history and various music genres which are using the violin as one of their major instrument during our lessons.
It is never too early or too late to start to play an instrument. Even violin!
All ages have their unique advantages during a learning process. Besides discovering what are your advantages during our lessons, we figure out together for you how to spend the most productive and also fun time possible with your instrument. Because if learning violin is a hobby for you, then you must be enjoying each moment of it. And if playing the violin will become your profession, then you must definitely enjoy it, since you will spend the rest of your life with it. :)