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Elizabeth B.

69 Reviews
Evanston, IL
Starting at $29
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Awarded Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society from Phi Theta Kappa
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Elizabeth B.

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All level of violin 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.
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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Sydney J.

6 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sydney J.

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I teach violin to students of all ages and levels! As a musician of 15 years, my background is in classical music, but I specialize in teaching a variety of genres, and I work individually with my students to determine how I can support them wherever they are in their musical journey! It is always my goal to create an exciting and encouraging learning space for my students.

I often start first-time students with Suzuki books, to emphasize ear training and musical fluency. The first lessons will focus on bow hold, positioning of the instrument, tuning, basic ear training, and learning your first pieces of violin repertoire! We will continue to build on these skills, and gradually begin learning note-reading, in addition to increasingly advanced repertoire.

Depending on the level of the student, I will also incorporate excerpts from scale and etude books to help re-enforce the concepts we are learning in our lessons. I have experience teaching from Wohlfahrt, Mazas, Kreutzer, Sevcik,

About Sydney

I am a Chicago-based performer and music teacher of seven years. I completed my Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from Roosevelt University in 2018, and have taught violin and viola in group and private lessons to children and adults of all ages! My teaching is informed by Suzuki pedagogy.

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Matt
So very, very patient with little kids. She leaves us with notes so we know exactly what to practice each time. It really helps us stay on track in between lessons. I can easily recommend Sydney for anyone (at any age) that wants to learn violin.
Rithwik
She is very friendly .My son really loves his new teacher. Looking forward for more sessions with her .Thankyou Sydney.
Elizabeth
Very good teacher :)
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Vera S.

2 Reviews
Winnetka, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, French, Serbian, Italian, English
  • BM Violin and Pedagogy from Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Vera S.

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Being able to create music is an integral part of the human condition as it helps us express and understand an exceedingly wide range of human emotion. Teaching how to do it has therefore always been my greatest passion and having been privileged with the guidance of great pedagogues in the past, it is my ambition to pass that invaluable knowledge and skill on to aspiring musicians. I am certain that every person (no matter what age) has vast potential and it is my duty as a teacher to extract those talents and nurture creativity. Guiding students to find a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationship to music will encourage them to not only be exceptional artists, but also human beings. It is essential to cater to each student individually helping each one find the right practice strategies, technical studies, repertoire, and most importantly, their own musical identity. My goal is not simply to develop skill, but to teach students how to teach themselves, find their ...

About Vera

Originally from Belgrade, Vera moved to Chicago at the age of two and started her first violin lessons at age of seven with the renowned pedagogue, Dr. Milton Goldberg who worked with Shinichi Suzuki on developing the most prominent Suzuki method for violin. Thereafter, she rapidly evolved into an

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Steve
After reading through a large number of teacher profiles, something about Vera's background, experience, and teaching philosophy made me decide to reach out for lessons, and I am extremely happy that I did, as I look forward to each lesson.

Vera has been absolutely great to work with, and if you are looking for a teacher who will challenge you, and be tough and direct when necessary, but also offer empathy and support to help you grow and learn to the best of your ability, then I highly recommend Vera.
Ramon Kelly
Excellent first lesson. I learned some important basics to get me started and I am looking forward to my next lesson.
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Farobag C.

42 Reviews
Orland Park, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Music, English, Gujarati, French
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 90; Female: 3 to 92
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Farobag C.

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Suzuki pedagogy employed for beginners

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, 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 literature as w

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Great experience!
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Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
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Viktor K.

Westmont, IL
Starting at $51
  • Speaks Polish, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Viktor K.

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I am graduating from the Jacobs School of Music with a degree in Violin Performance as well as a degree in Music Education. I have been working extensively with students ranging widely in age and skill level in a variety of settings ranging from teaching in a high school, to giving students their very first music lesson. I also play and teach a variety of music, beginner to advanced classical music, American folk, and European folk. I am also fluent in English and Polish. I love seeing my students progress, lets get started today!

About Viktor

I am a violinist and teacher graduating from the Jacobs School of Music with a Bachelors degree in Violin Performance, as well as a Bachelors degree in Music Education. I have been playing the violin for 17 years, during this time I had the pleasure of studying with many incredible teachers that s

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Cody B.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Education from Johnson University
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Cody B.

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Want to learn bluegrass, old-time, or Irish fiddling? With 18 years playing fiddle and 10 years teaching, I have the experience to help a beginner gain basic skills or an advanced student analyze bowing patterns, moving double stops, and more. From the student who is picking up the fiddle for the first time to the fiddler who’s been playing their whole life, I hope to inspire a love for traditional fiddle music and culture.

About Cody

I was first inspired to play the fiddle by my grandfather, Tom Smith. Many of my cousins started learning traditional instruments around the same time and we had a lot of fun jamming at family gatherings and at music festivals in our home state of Indiana. In 2015 I was proud to carry the family tra

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Peggy H.
I learned a lot of basics in my very first lesson ever, and am excited to continue to learn with Cody. He's confident, calm and friendly and gave me more information than I thought I'd get in one quick lesson. I look forward to next week!
Cynthia
I have taken lessons with Cody for about 6 months and he has taken me from knowing absolutely nothing about how to play a string instrument to feeling capable of playing a few tunes and excited to play in a jam once things open up again. I especially appreciate that he introduced me to the music of female old time fiddlers like Brittany Haas and Tatiana Hargreaves, and helped me to better see myself in a musical space often saturated by men.
Liam
Here are the pros: Cody is a very nice gentleman. He’s an experienced player and great teacher, very patient, respectful, with a good demeanor, and is easy to talk to about practical stuff so that I can play or jam with others more quickly. I study with him once a week for 75 minutes online from NJ. He answers my questions, helps me with technique, and then we work on a song that I want to learn such as our current song is Buck Owens country song Truck Driving Man —he’ll show me how he would improvise and do the back up— putting in classic authentic bluegrass/country sounding fiddle double stops, slides, hammer on licks. I am having a blast learning new stuff and feel I am quickly progressing — I am confident you’d enjoy his teachings too. But you don’t have to take my word for it, instead just listen to his playing on YouTube- it speaks for itself. I wanna play like him.

Here are the cons: even at 75 minutes a week the time just flies by too fast, I don’t want the fun to stop. I look forward to my lesson every week.

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The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons in Oak Park is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $235 per hour.
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"My first lesson with Irina was amazing! I loved her energy, and she was so friendly and encouraging. I’m an adult beginner and have never played a violin before. Irina started by tuning my violin, preparing my bow with rosin and teaching me the various parts of the violin and bow. When she began to show me how to properly hold the bow and violin and moved my arms and hands in the right positions, I felt so thankful that I’d made the choice of in-person lessons. I’m confident that I’ll learn the proper technique from Irina and happy about the hands-on correction I’ll receive. Irina has so much experience and plays beautifully. I’m so excited about our lessons and eager to continue learning from her."
Deanna
Took Violin lessons from Irina V.
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"My son enjoyed violin lessons with Dr Kalantzi. She is very kind and encouraging. My son always left his lesson with great confidence."
Lena
Took Violin lessons from Panagiota K.
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"Mark is very patient and knowledgeable in his craft. Awesome instructor!"
Cardea
Took Violin lessons from Mark T.
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"Hallie's teaching style a great combination of challenging and encouraging. As an older adult student with very limited musical experience I find that she strikes just the right balance for my hyper-analytical personality.
I am pleasantly surprised with the progress I have made and look forward to my weekly lessons."
Phyllis
Took Violin lessons from Hallie C.
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"First class was really good. Kendra is very encouraging. I am excited for the future."
Joe
Took Violin lessons from Kendra R.
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"First lesson was great! Brianna is delightful and very patient with an adult beginner."
Trisha
Took Violin lessons from Brianna R.
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"Regina is a great teacher with patience and encouragment, she really knows her staff and quickly figured out what I was not doing right.I like her class"
Hanlin
Took Violin lessons from Regina H.
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"My daughter likes her violin lessons with Jessica. Jessica discussed the goals upfront and is focused on helping my daughter achieve those with right level of feedback on how to improve."
Hari
Took Violin lessons from Jessica D.
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"Micheal is a fantastic teacher that manages to solve every question and problem I have about my instrument. His teaching technique breaks down complex things into easy-to-understand lessons that help give me and his other students great comprehension of the topics that we need to know to become better musicians. I sincerely cannot recommend him enough to beginning and intermediate musicians."
Tanush
Took Violin lessons from Michael C.
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"Lucas is a wonderful teacher. He is polite, patient, friendly, very knowledgeable in violin techniques and intuitive to the student's need. I am very lucky to have him as a teacher and I am sure you will feel just as well if you have the opportunity of having him as a teacher. You will have fun while learning the violin."
Christine
Took Violin lessons from Lucas B.
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