I got a really good deal on a violin so he's had it for a month and a half now and he's been picking things up on his own (thank you YouTube and Google)! And he's been really good about practicing each day too (without me telling him to do it - yay!)
Here's one of the four songs he's been working on. He's already talking about how he's planning on performing at the County Fair in March. I can't wait to see his progress over the next 8 months.