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Popular Violin Teachers Near Chicago

Tracy B.

Berwyn, IL
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Alexandra K.

Chicago, IL
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Christopher M.

Chicago, IL
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Tracy B. Berwyn, IL

About Tracy

I have been teaching individual and group lessons for 12+ years. Many of my students have won trophies at the Granquist music competition and also play in local youth orchestras. My own youth string ensemble plays publicly at many popular local venues several times a year. I enjoy exposing my students to the finer points of being a professional musician such as the camaraderie, team work, creativity (creating harmonies, tailoring arrangements to fit student’s level) and of course, stage presence. I am very proud of my students. It is so gratifying to see their confidence build with each new skill they master.

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My approach to teaching is to combine fundamentals with “adventure.” I encourage students to experiment with their instrument and have ...

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Susan V. October 29, 2014
In studio
Verified Student
My daughter looks forward to her weekly flute lessons and is enjoying band in school much more thanks to her lessons with Ms. Tracy!
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Kerry V. July 18, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Tracy is fantastic! She's so enthusiastic and excited about what she is teaching. She's very encouraging and patient too. I'm having a great time learning to play the cello!
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Inez M. May 23, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Tracy is not only delightful but works extremely well with children. She is very knowledgeable about music in general and we are going to upgrade our singing lessons to include piano lessons.
Alexandra K. Chicago, IL

I do not use one single method when I teach. Depending on the student, I usually combine Suzuki and Traditional methods.

About Alexandra

I began my violin studies at the age of 6. I am fortunate enough to have had very many great teachers in my life. Since I have received so many different perspectives of teaching in my studies, I have seen firsthand several teaching methods. This molded me into not only a good player, but a good teacher as well. I love what I do and Violin is my life.
I have been teaching privately for about 7 years. I have been professionally trained to teach all levels of violin playing. Although I am teaching, I still strive to never stop learning. I received my Bachelor's Degree in violin performance from Kennesaw State University School of Music in Atlanta, GA. During my studies at Kennesaw State I have performed as concertmaster of KSU Symphony Orchestra for 3 years. In January 2011 I ...

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Alyssa S. November 12, 2013
Violin
Wonderful teacher

Alexandra taught my middle school aged daughter for a couple years and did an excellent job. She was very patient and easy going in her approach, which was perfect for my daughter learning to play and deciding if this was something she wanted to pursue. Alexandra taught in my home, and was always 100% reliable showing up on time, making her appointment, and on the one or two times that she had to change her schedule she notified me well in advance to make alternate arrangements. Can't say enough good things about her!
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Megan S. November 5, 2013
Violin
Comptitent, Professional, Personable

I took violin lessons from Alexandra during my senior year of high school. She was extremely patient with me and went above and beyond to make sure I understood. Alexandra was always accessible for questions and gave me supplementary worksheets to help continue my education outside of class. She always had organized lesson plans but was accommodating to my personal learning experience. Exceptionally professional and extremely qualified,I would highly recommend Alexandra to anyone.
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Stephanie L. November 5, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Alexandra K. is a phenomenal violin instructor.

Alexandra is truly a phenomenal violin instructor. She has been teaching my 7yr old daughter for 7 months. My daughter and I adore Alexandra. My daughter comes home from her lesson to practice and practices everyday with enthusiasm. I attribute her love for learning violin to Alexandra's style of teaching. From the beginning, Alexandra welcomed me to sit in on the lessons. I observed Alexandra to be very patient, organized, attuned to her student's level of understanding, and is passionate about music. She gave my daughter a princess notebook that is a record of the lesson plan and her progress. She gave my daughter a binder that includes handouts. She also gave 2 shoulder rests to fit my daughter as she is growing. Alexandra does not waste any time starting the lesson. She takes her time giving the lesson and doesn't rush my daughter out based on the clock. Her apartment and the school are locations where we meet for the lesson. Both locations are convenient. I highly recommend Alexandra if you are looking for a violin teacher for your children.
Christopher M. Chicago, IL

The beauty of the violin comes with the knowledge that nothing is perfect, while the embrace of imperfection collides with the pursuit of our own ideal of perfect. The two create a contrast that challenges the mind and body to approximate with perfection. Constantly refining our ideals to new levels of what good sounds like to our own ear. A truly remarkable instrument that reflects the struggle between the heart and mind, but also the unparalleled awe when the two work together.

About Christopher

Currently developing the music program at "The Chicago Ballet Center", which includes a private music studio located in the Chicago Six Corners business district (Cicero & Irving Park). Working together with Keys4Kids organization, the "Violin Center of Chicago", "PianoForte Foundation", as well as other recognized music institutions to deliver the best possible education for musicians of all ages.

1. I am comfortable teaching private or group lessons for Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Music Performance, Music Theory, and Composition.
2. I have lifelong experience in the arts from private lessons, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Columbia College Chicago. (B.A. in 2014)
3. My specialties are classical music and modern rock genres.

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Victoria M. November 4, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Christopher is a Great Teacher.

I am so glad I found him to be my Grandsons violin teacher. Kevin is 8 yrs. old and never played an instrument before. Christopher really knows how to relate to him on his own level. He makes learning easy and fun. Kevin looks forward to his weekly lesson and has learned so much already.
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Elizabeth W. November 2, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Chris is awesome! He makes my son's lessons fun and challenging. He "read" my son and has quickly built a strong rapport with him. Really happy we found him.
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Jennifer V. July 25, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He is very nice and a great teacher!!

Katherine B.

Chicago, IL
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Cecilia P.

Chicago, IL
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Jimmy C.

Chicago, IL
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Katherine B. Chicago, IL

Every student is different, so I tailor my lesson plans around the student's specific learning style and needs. Ultimately, my goal is for my students to love music and love playing the violin as much as I do.

I encourage students to listen to as much music as they can and if there is ever a specific song or piece they want to I am more than happy to incorporate it into the lesson!

For younger students and beginners, I use Essential Elements or Suzuki books. I believe it is important to learn to read music from a young age, so I incorporate that into lessons for beginners. Scales and etudes are also key to providing a strong foundation for young students. A similar approach is also used for adult beginners.

For intermediate students I utilize the Solos for Young Violinists books as they provide a nice transition into more extensive solo repertoire. Depending on the need of the student, I might also pick specific pieces outside of the books that I think will enhance their ...

About Katherine

I am currently in my third year at the DePaul University School of Music studying violin with renowned soloist Ilya Kaler.

Originally from New Jersey, I have been teaching violin for over four years. With experience teaching students of all ages, from 4 years old to adults, I have taught private and group lessons as well as coached chamber groups in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Illinois.

Education:
• DePaul University School of Music (Bachelors Expected June 2015)

Teaching Experience:
• Private Studio in Chicago (2013-present)
• Music House Inc.- group lesson instructor (2013-2014)
• Elite Strings Program- violin teacher/chamber music coach (2009-12)
-taught a private studio and coached young chamber groups
• Dal Quartet Camp and ...

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Cindy C. October 28, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Katherine is teaching my 5-year old daughter to play violin. My daughter is a high energy kid who is still learning letters in kindergarten so Katherine has had her work cut out for her to teach her to play and read music. However, with patience and clever ways of teaching I can see that my daughter is understanding the fundamentals of music and if anyone can teach my daughter to play violin, it's Katherine.
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Jacob G. February 4, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Highly Recommended! Confident and Talented Violin Instructor

It had been over 5 years since I picked up my violin, so I was feeling very guilty and afraid of resuming lessons after such a long break. Kat never once made me feel guilty about the break - she was so encouraging yet firm with her recommendations for getting back to the skill level where I once was.

After just two lessons, I noticed a significant improvement, and I'm so excited to continue to regain my confidence in the coming weeks. I can't recommend her enough! She's a pleasure to work with and I'm grateful to have found such a great teacher to instruct me in something I enjoy so much.
Cecilia P. Chicago, IL

I have been teaching violin for almost 10 years. Violin is my main specialty as a performer and as a teacher.
This lessons are intended for beginners, intermediate or advanced violin students who wish to learn and become better violinists or musicians.
I usually use the Suzuki Method or the Mark O'Connor (fiddle music) method to start and in time I gradually mix them with scales and technique books. In addition I create my own material based on the needs of each student.
My main goal is to create better human beings through music, but I make sure my students have a solid training that will allow them to continue with music in the long term if that is what they want.
Very good quality players with a lot of joy and fun!

About Cecilia

I am a South-american violinist and violin-music teacher who loves music, dancing, arts, nature, and animals. I am a social, kind, caring, persevere and self-disciplined person.

I started teaching 9 years ago when I was studying my Bachelor'€™s degree. In my country, I was the teacher of 25 lovely children and youth, with whom I created my own violin studio. It started only with 3 students, and after 7 years we were a wonderful group that performed in different recitals, festivals and trips around our country. Together we learned about violin, classical music, popular music, folk music, singing, etc., but most importantly we learned about sensitivity, sharing, self-discipline, respect, creativity and many other personal skills that music helps us learn in such a joyful way.
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Mitchell M. December 12, 2014
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Very good instructor!
All of these reviews are very consistently themed because of her adaptive abilities.
She knows how to find exactly what you personally need to practice, and helps you find the joy of perfection!
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Kate A. November 10, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Cecilia has been an incredible teacher - she is patient, create and has customized the experience for our daughter to meet her exactly where she is. She is also thoughtful, and has come up with creative ideas to get our daughter to practice more and be engaged. I highly recommend her!
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Bonnie Z. August 28, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Cecilia was an absolutely amazing violin teacher! She not only had a great method of teaching, but she would treat me not only like a student, but like a friend. She always took special time to address the issues I was having while playing, and carefully adjust my method to ensure better playing. She allowed me to rent one of her violins and gave me the best advice on everything one would need to know about caring for a violin. She even guided me through the process of bringing the violin on an airplane when I traveled. I would definitely recommend Cecilia for violin lessons (or any type of lesson!) because she is such an amazing teacher!!
Jimmy C. Chicago, IL

Students are taught the Suzuki method in combination with familiar contemporary music. As students develop the fundamental and technical skills in classical training, contemporary music may be simultaneously incorporated into lessons according to the student's interest.

About Jimmy

Currently serving as a violin instructor at The Violin Center and Flatts & Sharpe Music for the last five years.

I began studying the violin at age six in New York City, pursuing my training in classical music. Through meeting other musicians and first-hand exposure to music, many interests developed in exploring other genres of performance. Since my arrival to Chicago in 2008, I have been performing with various artists and musicians at numerous venues/events such as The Double Door, The Elbo Room, Schubas, Uncommon Ground, Red Kiva, Summerfest, Grant Park, The United Center, Wrigley Field. Hollywood & Blue Chip Casinos, Arcada Theater, Ballydoyle, and many more.

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Jimmy C. July 14, 2014
Violin · In studio
After meeting Jimmy at one of his live performances 3 years ago, I was excited to hear he is also a teacher and signed my daughter up right away. She still continues her lessons today and couldn't be more proud of her violin playing skills. Jimmy challenges her to do her best every class while making it fun and enjoyable! Thank you!

Rocking the Chicago String Scene – Violin Lessons in Chicago

By Madeline F. - Chicago Violin Teacher

Chicago is home to one of the most vibrant music scenes in the United States. As renowned cellist and Chicago Symphony's creative consultant Yo-Yo Ma confessed to the local Fox News station, “I have a deep affection for Chicago.” For all you soon-to-be virtuosos taking violin lessons in Chicago, the best news is that the violin can be heard in all corners of the city.

Music of all shapes, sizes, colors and sounds thrive in the Windy City- just take your pick from classical, jazz, rock, folk and more. Take the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recognized all over the world as both a powerhouse in the classical realm and a vital source of community music outreach. And did anyone see award-winning violinist Rachel Barton Pine rocking her electric ...

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