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Erica M.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Audio Design and Production from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaching since 2014
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Erica M.

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As a classical musician who is primarily a cellist, I have taken the time to learn viola for students who have an interest. I customize lessons to the students' needs, though primarily focus on fundamentals such as technique, note-reading, theory, ear training, and listening.

About Erica

As a classically trained cellist with more than 20 years experience and a nontraditional musical background in audio, experimental music, and jazz, I employ a variety of techniques in teaching my students in ways that are both traditional and nontraditional. Although cello is traditionally a classic

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Elizabeth B.

71 Reviews
Evanston, IL
Starting at $29
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Awarded Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society from Phi Theta Kappa
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elizabeth B.

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All level of viola study from beginner through professional.

I am a professional violinist/violist with a Master of Music degree, extensive performance, and teaching ability/experience,

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth has taught violin and viola for twenty-eight years. She has a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from DePaul University School of Music. Her teachers have been among the best in the world. She has been a member of orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and has performed solos throu

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Mark S.
I have been taking lessons from Elizabeth since June of this year. She is an excellent teacher! Very patient, sets goals that are achievable but also push you to be better. I'm in my 60's and decided to learn to play violin now 3 months later I can really hear the difference in my ability. My journey is far from over but I know I have an excellent guide with Elizabeth. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or increase their playing ability. Great teacher! Thanks!
Mark S.
This was my fist class, Elizabeth was very professional and her lesson was very informative. I look forward to my violin journey with her guidance.
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Farobag C.

45 Reviews
Orland Park, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, Gujarati, English, Music
  • Awarded 2004 Excellence in Performing Arts or Literature from FEZANA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Farobag C.

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Suzuki pedagogy applied for beginners

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra from1985 to 2002, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literatur

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Randy Zart
The best piano teacher I've ever had!!
I started taking lessons at 65yrs old, to help reduce stress. My lessons with Farobag were amazing. He has the patience of a saint.
Jim
First lesson. Too soon to tell. Not what I was expecting, but I had nothing on which to base any expectation. I will trust the process.
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Great experience!
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Mason S.

Evanston, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mason S.

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I am here to help you pursue whatever kind of musical goals you may have. I believe that EVERYONE should have the access and ability to follow their musical interests!

About Mason

Hi! I am a young professional musician based in Evanston, IL. I am currently the core violist in the Chicago based Fifth House Ensemble, as well as violist in the start-up Chrysalis rock orchestra in NYC. I have two degrees in viola performance from the Jacobs School of Music at IU, and a total of

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Chen C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chen C.

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Viola is the glue that bind the violin and cello in any strings ensemble. Whether you are a beginner, violin transplant, or switch hitter. I will work with you to become a proud member of this close-knit group. An excellent choice of instrument for someone arriving late to the music game, or someone who wants to become a more versatile violinist.

For beginners, I prefer using the "Essential Elements for Strings" book, which offers students a head start to what many school will use in their classrooms. For intermediate students, the "Suzuki" books offers repertoire that has become a rite of passage for any string player. Advanced students can expect pieces that are tailor selected for them to show off their unique strengths and address their weakness.

About Chen

Chen is a music teacher, violinist/violist, and conductor with over 15 years of experience. While attending New York University (NYU), he majored in music education and studied with Mark Steinberg of the Brentano String Quartet. As a firm believer that music changes lives, Chen thinks private lesson

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Dylan J.
For two years, I took viola lessons with Chen. In my seven years of studying music, I can confidently say that Chen has been one of my favorite music teachers.

Chen is a very effective teacher. He is very patient and is constantly thinking of new ways to tackle solving a student’s struggles. If you put in the time, work, and practice, he will help you to advance in playing your instrument with greater proficiency.

Since Chen is very knowledgeable in his craft, he helped me to know what to look for when purchasing a new bow. He knows many practice strategies and techniques to get your scales, etudes, and repertoire to become performance ready.

When I first started taking lessons with Chen, I could hardly play the viola at all. After two years of learning under his instruction, he had guided me to learn and develop the skills needed to get me through three college orchestra concerts, becoming the principal viola in that orchestra, performing two college solo recitals, and joining a university community orchestra.

Thanks to Chen, he has taken me to levels of proficiency with the viola I would never imagine I would get to. If you are looking to learn how to play violin or viola, I would definitely recommend Chen as your teacher. Thank you, Chen.
William
Great teacher! Very patient and has great knowledge of music.
YANNIE
Mr. Chen is very patient and professional.
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Chelsea S.

56 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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Chelsea S.

56 Reviews
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Hello!

I have over 10 years of musical experience playing the violin, and other instruments. I also have over 3 years of experience working with children ages 4-12. I have the ability to work with all ages.

My interest is in the student. I am interested in tailoring lessons to the goals and desires of each student. I specialize in students starting out and getting their feet wet in the music world. I believe in setting goals and achieving them in a way that works best for my students.

About Chelsea

Welcome everyone! I have a few beliefs: I believe that everyone should know how to play an instrument. Whether it is violin, ukulele, piano, their voice, whatever! Music is a part of what makes us human, and is important for personal development. I believe that no one is "too old" to star

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Ava T.
My 8 year old loves an enjoys the lessons an always looks forward to going. She is learning so much and having fun doing it. That’s what makes Chelse so awesome
Ava T.
My 8 year old loves an enjoys the lessons an always looks forward to going. She is learning so much and having fun doing it. That’s what makes Chelse so awesome

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Average Cost of Viola Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in Chicago is $57. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $70 per hour.
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"Susanna is so patient and kind and most of all KNOWLEGEABLE. I know I am in extremely capable hands. My first lesson I left feeling excited, motivated and wanting more. (Even though I'm a beginner and I don't sound amazing, I know I will get there with the guidance of Susanna)"
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Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"Mrs. Cindy is very nice and patient. her instruction is clear and nice. and she explains music very well to help her student to understand the motion and how to handle dynamic. we like her, and looking forward to next lesson."
Joette
Took Viola lessons from Cindy H.
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"Kendra has been a joy to work with so far through virtual lessons. We are just beginning with her and we are encouraged to continue forward. She has a laser eye for technique and is warm and kind. She not only explains technical placement but she also explains the reasons why they are important. She is great with my 9 year old and really checks for understanding along the way."
Corinne
Took Viola lessons from Kendra R.
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"Susanna is an amazing string teacher! With a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon in viola performance and 20 years of teaching in public schools, Susanna is an expert teacher and player. She is great with both children and adults, and she is in a great location. I highly recommend Susanna as both a viola and violin teacher."
Melissa
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"My 13 year old granddaughter just finished her 1st year of viola at school in June 2014 and she wanted to take summer lessons to stay sharp. There were a lot of teachers available within a 10-15 minute drive, but after trying other teachers, we chose Mark (a 30 minute drive ) because, as others have commented, he is extremely patient and teaches by correcting, not criticizing. He simply has a gift for teaching. I have never regretted the extra drive. Once you've had a lesson with him, you won't want to go to anyone else."
Mike
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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"Great teacher, very nice and helpful."
Taylor
Took Viola lessons from Erin C.
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"Griffin thoroughly enjoys his lessons with Panagiota! She is very patient & encouraging with him, yet manages to challenge him."
Marsha
Took Viola lessons from Panagiota K.
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"Mr. Warren explained very well on how i could improve my techniques in playing the viola. I learned alot from my first lesson and hope to learn more with him."
Olivia
Took Viola lessons from Luther W.
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"Thank you for the lesson and have a great weekend."
Michael
Took Viola lessons from Elizabeth B.
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"Miss Susanna is very nice and very patient- even when I'm being super ADHD! She also doesn't over or underestimate me, which I very much appreciate."
Claire
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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