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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 viper violin at Millennium Park last June?

Now is your chance to join the Chicago music scene - as part of the show! TakeLessons welcomes students of all ages and skill levels to take violin lessons in Chicago under the instruction of experienced, motivating violin teachers. Choose from a variety of certified instructors, all of whom teach with contagious enthusiasm for music.

Learning to play the violin and sharing that gift with others is a positively magical experience that opens a world of opportunities. TakeLessons makes violin lessons in Chicago exciting, convenient, affordable, and fun. So what are you waiting for? It's time to unleash your inner virtuoso and join the Chicago string scene. Rock on!

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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.

*** Lesson Details ***
My approach to teaching is to combine fundamentals with “adventure.” I encourage students to experiment with their instrument and have quite a few budding composers. No two students learn in the same way, so I don’t use the same strategy for each individual. I believe music should be fun and rewarding. I like to expose students to many different types of music, i.e.; jazz, pop, blues, folk and of course, classical. Students are more likely to practice music that speaks to their personality.

My teaching environment is very laid back. I expect my students to practice, but I don’t read them the riot act if they show up to a lesson not having practiced much the week before. I encourage them to practice more the next week and I give them strategies for how to fit practice time into their schedule along with the most efficient way to practice their pieces.

I encourage parents to sit in on their child’s lesson, but I don’t require it. The more a parent is informed about their child’s goals, the better they are able to assist, support and facilitate the student’s practice. Involved parents contribute greatly to a child’s success.

I love teaching adults too! It is never too late to learn an instrument and the rewards carry over into all aspects of life. As with children, music makes us all smarter. Research proves this. We learn complicated spacial and math skills without even realizing it; we’re having too much fun!

I have annual recitals for private students. I speak Spanish.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Basement studio finished and separate from house

*** Travel Equipment ***
Sometimes music. I can refer students to instrument rental or purchase places, but do not have instruments to provide. I can obtain music for the students if they prefer, otherwise I will tell them what and where to buy.

*** Specialties ***
I use Suzuki and other books for material, but my teaching is more traditional. I use actual bowhold from start. My own invention - pinky AND thumb houses. Music reading is introduced fairly early. A little at a time and it's painless.

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Dave M. September 25, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I’m an adult with a fair amount of previous musical experience but absolutely none with a stringed instrument. Tracy’s approach for that kind of beginner is ideal. She is firm about establishing sound fundamental technique from day 1 and building on it with practice pieces that provide just the right amount of challenge. She is encouraging and phenomenally patient. If technique problems or incipient bad habits arise as more complicated material is taken on, she is all over them and always has corrective measures to pull out of her (extensive) bag of teaching tricks. I would recommend her to anyone interested in learning a new instrument.
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Quincy W. August 10, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My son is really really really enjoying his lessons with Tracy.
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Tori H. August 9, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Tracy got the ball rolling right away! Only a 30 minute lesson, but more than enough to give me the tools to keep learning over the week. You can tell she really knows her stuff, and she has a bunch of ready to go instructional papers for beginners like myself. (I'm an adult beginner, 26 learning piano for the first time!) She gaged my learning speed on the fly and was tailoring the lesson to my needs as we went, which was really cool. Great teacher, very flexible and talented. I would definitely recommend her!
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Tracy B.

Tracy B.

Berwyn, IL 60402
(15)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Yoorhi C.

Evanston, IL

I teach scales/left hand exercise/bow exercise/music that fits the student.

More frequent practice is better than the length!!!
I expect students to practice what they learned so that the lesson is more efficient.

About Yoorhi

Currently teaching Northwestern undergrad music major students.

Good with all levels, beginner to advanced
Also kids(4+) to aults. Group lessons available.

Current doctoral candidate at Northwestern.
Graduate of Juilliard and Yale.
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Jocelin John November 13, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Yoorhi is a very nice teacher. She helped me to progress quickly and is appropriate for older students. I highly recommend her.
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Morgan H. February 12, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Yoorhi really knows what she's talking about, whether it's on improving sound quality or a difficult piece. I've been taking lessons with her for 3 weeks, and already I can hear an improvement in my sound and style. She is willing to help you become better as long as you are willing to work hard.
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Yoorhi C.

Yoorhi C.

Chicago, IL 60611
(2)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Anna P.

Chicago, IL

I've been teaching privately and in group settings for 5 years. My philosophy is to foster an appreciation for music first and foremost while building a solid technical foundation. My job is to give the student the tools they need to succeed, and to be a positive role model. I grew up learning the Suzuki Method and practiced it for about 10 years, so I have a very strong background in that method. I have also taught non-suzuki students.

About Anna

Hi! My name is Anna and I have been living in Chicago since the of summer 2014. I completed my Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance degree and a minor in Performing Arts Management at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in 2014. I received my Master of Music in Violin Performance degree at DePaul University in 2016. I enjoy teaching strings full time at St. Benedict Preparatory Academy, as well as maintaining an active freelance career in the greater Chicago area. My teaching philosophy is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the student that will foster a love and appreciatio
n for music first and foremost. I aim to give the student the technical tools they need to express themselves musically.
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Alyssa F. May 1, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I wanted to write another review, and say how great a teacher Anna is! In just a month I can already play a few songs, and constantly learning new things. I definitely recommend her!
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Alyssa F. April 20, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
She was a wonderful teacher!! Very nice and teaches very well! She gives you things to work on at home so you can practice in between lessons. I 100% recommend her!
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Anna P.

Anna P.

Chicago, IL 60613
(2)
starting at
$27.50 / 30-min
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Lipeng C.

Chicago, IL

I have been teaching for over 15 years. I also performed solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and orchestras nationally and internationally for over 18 years. I have performed with Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Symphony, Civic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, China National Symphony Orchestra and more. I approach each student as a unique and promising artist. I help them set individual goals, then plan and prepare lesson materials tailored for what he or she intends to achieve. I encourage them to work hard, dream big, and enjoy the rewards of learning and performing music.

About Lipeng

I am a professional musician and educator with over 15 years of teaching experience. My students have won music competitions and scholarships both nationally and internationally. I approach each student as a unique and promising artist. I help them set individual goals, then plan and prepare lesson materials tailored for what he or she intends to achieve. I encourage them to work hard, dream big, and enjoy the rewards of learning and performing music.
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Peyton B. October 16, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
She loved it and Lipeng is so encouraging!
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Leah October 3, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
My daughter has been taking online violin lessons for the past few weeks and is loving it! Lipeng is helpful and inspires her to love what she is learning. She is very excited to show me the songs she is working on and she seems to be progressing very well from the excellent teaching she is getting. Great Instructor!
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Bailey B. October 2, 2016
Chinese · Online
Verified Student
Our first instructor. She is lovely, knowledgeable and professional.
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Lipeng C.

Lipeng C.

Chicago, IL 60616
(20)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Barbora V.

Chicago, IL

I have been teaching violin internationaly for 10 years. My students have gone on to develop a deep love for music and instrument.Within the first few lessons, you'll start playing simple melodies and as time goes on, you'll be able to sound like a pro! I also have the following tools available for your lessons: worksheets, textbooks, and more. I love working with students of all experience levels hope to hear you playing soon!

About Barbora

Ms.Valiukeviciute is dedicated and enthusiastic teacher.Her particular interest is working with children: organising workshops, variuos events,concerts, youth festivals. She has been teaching masterclasses in Accademia Violinistica Zinaida Gileles,Youth Festival “Be Stogo” , Barenboim-Said Foundation, Manhattan School of Music,precollege.
As a soloist Ms.Valiukeviciute has appeared in many prestigious halls through Europe as well as USA and Japan.Just to name few: Metropolitan museum concert hall (USA), Kaunas State Philharmonic(Lithuania), Auditorium al duomo, Il Casero Teatro Comunale,(Ital
y).
She collaborated with famous conductors and critically acclaimed musicians: K.Mazur,V.Jurowski,P.Entremont,J.Rachlin,M.Vengerov,G.Robbins and many others. Barbora is a member of International chamber soloist as well as New York symphonic ensemble.
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Rapolas October 14, 2016
Violin · In home
I have taken classes with Barbora for couple of month and overall it has been an amazing experience. I have seen my performance improving in a short time and besides that with help of her I feel much more confident to play. Besides her extensive knowledge in classical music Barbora also manages to create a no-stress environment that makes learning a pleasant experience.
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Margaret October 13, 2016
Violin · In studio
Ms.Valiukeviciute is a superb teacher! I took lessons with her for 3 years; and not only did I learn how to play my favorite tunes and melodies beautifully, I also gained deeper understand of classical music!
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Barbora V.

Barbora V.

Chicago, IL 60608
(2)
starting at
$45 / 30-min

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