My son was the only first grader in the group. I signed him up because he wanted to do it too and I thought that it would be a good experience for him. It was indeed a great experience for them. I tried to involve them with a lot of activities this year in school. I don't want them to grow up like me who is intimidated with big crowds. It is better to train their social skills while they are young.
We are planning to enroll the little Miss into a violin lesson maybe this summer as she wants to try it aside from the piano lessons that she is currently taking. The little man hasn't arrive into a decision yet on whether or not he wants to take any music related lessons. Okay, I am leaving you this link to save on shure mixers at Musicians Friend if you are looking for some money saving coupons or discounts.