It's a known fact that there is a strong correlation between learning to play a musical instrument (violin, piano, viola, etc...) and higher academic performance. Read how Rya discovered this firsthand as she witnessed her granddaughter's reading improvement in just 6 months of violin lessons:
"Our granddaughter has reaped so many benefits in her first year of violin instruction! The discipline of daily practice that Ms. Mauroschadt promotes in creative ways has helped Amelia discover the rewards of concentrating on a given task until she reaches her goal. From a reluctant reader with below-par grades, Amelia, after her first six months of violin instruction, blossomed into an avid reader who was earning top marks in her schoolwork! It has also forged a special bond between us, as we’ve used Ms. Mauroschadt’s sage advice for making practice both fun and productive. I highly recommend Ms. Mauroschadt to anyone looking for expert and thoughtful instruction tailored to the individual student."