She has been practicing hard and I can see she is really enjoying it. She is a member of Young Artists Philharmonic in Stamford and that has been helping her a lot to improve. It's very important for young students to have friends who plays music as seriously as them because they inspire and support each other.
Now onto ABC's Book 3, Rachel has started learning shifting to the third position -- a big step up! For a while she will keep working on start-up exercises and it's been going very well. Keep up your good work, Rachel!