Dillan started taking violin lessons when he was seven years old, which I was supposed to be a participant in his practices. If you have read "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" that's me but dialed down about 90%. He's enjoyed playing the violin, even after he stopped taking lessons and has been performing with the middle school's orchestra. I can't tell if he's in the orchestra because he enjoys the violin or if he enjoys the ratio of girls to boys in the orchestra. There is definitely a social aspect of it that he likes.