Something you didn't know about me: I bought a banjo at a garage sale when I was in college (even though I didn't know how to play it) because I loved the sound of banjos.
And no, I never learned to play it. I loaned it out and that person skipped town with it.
I just recently learned how to play the piano. It was really interesting to be able to read the notes. After that I looked for a music sheet in the internet and then that started my career as a musician.