The flip side of that coin is that sometimes the pain is the fault of the instrument. When instruments are not set up properly, the height of the strings can be too high, causing the instrument to be almost unplayable, and your fingers and hands to hurt more than they should. Often a beginner won't be aware that their instrument can be made to play easier and just figure that it's too hard and they give up.
A 'Set-Up' is like an oil change and tune up for your car; it's something that every instrument needs from time to time. So if your fingers are hurting, bring your instrument down to us for evaluation. We can help to make sure your instrument is as playable as possible so that it keeps you playing and enjoying every minute of it.