On top of her violin studies she recently took up the viola to play in a string quartet with her friends. I hear this group is very enthusiastic; they voluntarily rehearse twice a week. I think that the viola is helping her violin playing tremendously. She sounds stronger on the violin while playing carefully not to mix up with viola playing. And she is really great on the viola! I am looking forward to working on some viola solo pieces and violin and viola duets with her.