We had a young third grader who started on violin three years ago in String Project. He decided he didn’t like the violin and started over the next year on the cello. That was a much better fit for him, but he still struggled with reading music. There was a start of a breakthrough in his understanding of what the symbols meant by the end of that second year, but we really saw him blossom this year. He started to love playing enough to practice diligently at home. It was fun to watch him make such strides in his reading and all other aspects of his playing. He was the only cellist this semester and he did a great job in the final performance.