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Stephanie Y.

27 Reviews
Westchester, IL
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Stephanie Y.

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I love tailoring lessons to my students! Music is personal and I want to make sure you're learning what you're interested in or need to learn in order to prepare you for auditions or keep up in groups you play in. I always ask students for a list of music they're listening to or want to learn - nothing's off limits!

About Stephanie

I started Suzuki violin lessons at the age of 3 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Music degree from UW-Milwaukee. In following years, I did post graduate work at Alverno College and went on to complete Suzuki teacher training in Suzuki Books 1-4. Besides teaching private violin, viola, and piano

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Negar A.
She is incredibly patient , positive, cheerful and kind. She has been a blessing in our daughters life and through the chaos of Covid , she kept the passion to learn and play violin alive in her heart . She always has a big bright smile and a huge heart . Super accommodating and responsive… We love her and are grateful to have her teach our daughter .
Cora
Stephanie is so easy to work with and very knowledgeable. Love her! Learned so much in my first half hour.
Marlee
Stephanie was so patient and very informative. I absolutely love her positive correction. Neither Marlee my 7 year old or myself have any knowledge of the violin and she has been excellent.
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Vera S.

3 Reviews
Winnetka, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, Serbian, French, Italian, English
  • BM Violin and Pedagogy from Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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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.

44 Reviews
Orland Park, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, Gujarati, English, Music
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaching since 1981
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Farobag C.

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Suzuki pedagogy employed 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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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!
Ambarish
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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Mel P.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaching since 1968
  • Awarded EMMY award from The National Academy of Television Arts
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mel P.

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Classical, traditional method and Suzuki method. Studied with Dr. John Kendall, founder of the Suzuki method for the United States. Have played with Southern Illinois University orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony exhibition concert. Have performed in Europe, North America and Asia.

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructor

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Hannah
I just started working with Mel and he is awesome! He really listened to my goals and the type of music I am interested in playing and he is planning our lessons based on that. He is very good at explaining things and giving examples. I look forward to our lessons. Highly recommend!
Micaela C.
I had a great first lesson with Mel! He was very enthusiastic and encouraging. I appreciate how willing he is to work with me towards my goals, which are pretty specific. I look forward to continuing to work with him on fiddle and ear training!
Kaitlyn
Mel is fantastic! I have only been taking lessons with him for a short time, but I feel like I have really made a lot of improvement! He is extremely patient and really cares about music. You can truly tell he puts his all into his lessons and truly cares about his students. Music is his passion and his optimism and love for music is contagious.

I decided to learn the violin and had no experience or background at all. Mel helped me start off with the essentials and is making sure I know proper form! I am beyond grateful that I found him and recommend him to anyone looking to learn. I promise you won’t regret hiring him to help you along your musical journey. I am most definitely looking forward to all my future lessons! Thank you Mel!
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Michael D.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • BM Viola Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music
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Michael D.

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I feel what makes taking lessons with me unique is my experience teaching private violin and viola lessons in Texas public schools (grades 6-12) and my career as a professional musician having performed in many orchestral, opera, and chamber music settings. Through the lens of that performed experience, I know how crucial an education that includes classical music can be in a student’s overall academic development and maturation. Though not everyone pursues music as a career, no matter the student’s age, I wish to ultimately be a positive support system in fostering their development in their mirrored desirability to make classical music and incorporate it's richness and beauty into their life.

About Michael

Howdy! Thank you for taking the time to check out my page! I am a musician based in Dallas, TX, and I mainly perform in orchestras across the North Texas and Louisiana area as an orchestral violist, having played professionally for 10 years. I have also traveled abroad and performed in concer

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PARIVESH C.
Michael is an amazing teacher. He has deep understanding of fundamentals and subtleties involved in playing violin. It helped me understand and improve my shortcomings all the way from developing correct muscle memory, bowing techniques and producing the right sound. He has been a very patient teacher and inspires you to keep at it. Michael is very detail oriented - this helps to discover subtle flaws in your playing, which are easy to miss. It has been a great learning experience, and am looking forward to more classes.
Allegra F.
So far, so good! We look forward to our next lesson
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"passionate violin teacher. Ardalan is an incredible performer as well as a professional instructor."
Mathew
Took Violin lessons from Ardalan G.
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"Very friendly, knowledgably, easy going. I enjoyed the class and felt at ease. Can't wait for next weeks class."
Rose
Took Violin lessons from Nicholas H.
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"I had my first lesson with Luther today. He is personable, informative, gave constructive feedback and encouraged me. I found his style of instruction helpful.
I’m looking forward to my next lesson with him."
Tamara
Took Violin lessons from Luther W.
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"I had the privilege of taking weekly lessons from Marisa for two years as an undergraduate violin performance major. During this time, Marisa taught me so much about musicality, technique, and listening as an advanced violinist. No matter how prepared I was for my lesson, I always left with many new ideas about my music and clear-cut ways in which to accomplish them; Marisa truly taught how to teach myself. Above all, Marisa is a wonderfully kind, intelligent person who helped me find my way in both music and life. Anyone who studies with her would be very fortunate."
Ingrid Anderson
Took Violin lessons from Marisa I.
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"Very sweet, patient."
Sophia
Took Violin lessons from Leanna L.
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"Five stars isn't enough .I'd give her 10 .it was wonderful."
Hope
Took Violin lessons from Cara A.
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"Cara has the patience of Job. After 2 lessons I played my first song. I am loving the violin!"
Debbie
Took Violin lessons from Cara A.
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"Very good first lesson. Emily is very well versed and has a lot of patience. I am looking forward to many more lessons with Emily!"
Steve
Took Violin lessons from Emily W.
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"She knows how to help me fix my old problems, and aquire new skills

One of the best teachers I have ever known. She knows a student's need well enough to help them reach their goals in taking lessons."
Josephine
Took Violin lessons from Zhana G.
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"Very impressed with first lesson for my daughter. Rachel is patient, a good listener and an obviously highly talented, skilled musician who can also teach. My daughter came home energized, ready to practice and looking forward to future lessons."
Hart
Took Violin lessons from Rachel G.
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