Espcially when it is your child who is playing. Anna hasn't been able to take violin lessons since we moved. There are no strings programs here in the schools. We left an awesome strings program in AZ. I could have found a private instructor ... and still should. However, this girl is motivated! The piece she is working on is my favorite version of Canon in D ... and she's doing wonderful at it! There is a group of strings folks here who play at various venues ... the library at Christmas for example. I need to find out more. I think she would enjoy it.