Research has proven that children who play an instrument do better in school, make friends more easily, are more creative, learn self-discipline and gain self-confidence. In eMedia My Violin, an animated character named Val the Violin guides through over 160 lessons authored and demonstrated by professional violinist Sabina Skalar, M.M. My Violin covers the basics, such as holding and tuning the violin and playing rhythmic tunes, and moves on to playing songs, reading music notation and much more. An animated fingerboard shows where to put fingers as the live recorded audio plays. With MIDI tracks, the speed of the music can be adjusted so anyone can learn at their own pace.