I have been studying music theory on and off for 2 years. I am 21 now and I have always had a love for music and was involved in school activities for music up until 6th grade. I unfortunately had to drop all music curriculums because I was an IEP student and my mother and father could not find the time to let me attend choir concert or partake in outside of school clubs and activities because they were going through a divorce. I have since lost most if not all of my basic knowledge in regards to the basics of music such as reading notes and terminology. I would really like to make music and most of the terms and definitions I know now are related to DAWs but I have no common knowledge on playing instruments or reading notes of any kind. I am not sure if I can progress at this rate at my age and not knowing who to go to. Any advice? Should I pick up an instrument first or study notes and how to read them?