A non-violin? So someone who plays one is unworthy of lessons because they are not playing a real violin? I listened to this crap my whole life. I am right-handed, by the way. But not all of us were born with perfect fingers on our left hand and I dared to ask if I could play it the other way. Impossible!
I was told that for 40 years and guess what? My non-perfect left hand bows just fine. Too bad I listened to idiots for so long and had to teach myself. Funny how people who refuse to teach someone because they are not perfect didn't notice they were only pretend teachers.
Their non-student is sort of laughing at you now, but mostly feeling very sorry for you that you ever believed you were a teacher. (I met so many of you and I still run across you now with little comments like non-violin, ruined violin, and other sweetly nasty wording choices). Instead of someone who loved the violin enough to find a way, you stood in my way.
I read somewhere about a boy who has a hand much like mine. He couldn't even afford a violin and the whole town pitched in, thanks to his teacher and supported him. She didn't stand there and tell him that she was 'very sorry' and he should try out for choir instead. She found a way. That's a teacher. Good for her.