Okay, we're going to have to re-think the violin lessons via Youtube and actually get him some lessons to get him started. The violin seems to be a bit more difficult than the guitar. My oldest son, a few years ago, taught himself to play the guitar with a DVD and then we paid for some lessons for my daughter in guitar and then piano, but those were only 5 dollars per half hour. That lady doesn't play the violin, unfortunately, so we're probably going to have to pay quite a bit more for these. :-( Really, we homeschool for cheap so we shouldn't complain. The only thing we've paid for the last couple of years are a few field trips and the math curriculum and, of course, the violin.
Another thing I have done to get some music instruction for my daughter, is have her join our church choir. She did it for about a year and learned a lot about music during that time. There are also community choirs, community theaters and all kinds of resources out there. Our library does knitting classes, craft classes, exercise classes and write your lifestory classes. Homeschooling opens your family up to the world. :-)