Brittany Nelson

Brittany N.

Chicago, IL
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Brittany passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Brittany delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4 to 65 and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2010

I strive to create an environment in which students feel comfortable to learn, experiment, and express themselves and in which they look forward to coming every week.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide music and other items needed for the instrument (shoulder rests, strings, rosin, etc) but will need to be reimbursed.

I can also provide a music stand at the lessons

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical music and technique

Education

Master of Music
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Michigan State University
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2006 - May 2010
James Madison University

Photos & Videos

After playing in a masterclass for Arnold Steinhardt, former violinist of the Guarneri String Quartet

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After playing a concert accompanying bassist Edgar Meyer

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Allemande from Bach Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007

12 Reviews

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Jayson Feb 6, 2019
Violin · In studio

Brittany is very well prepared for our lessons. She's very encouraging and although I've only had two lessons, I've learned a lot and she gives me plenty of exercises to do on my own to improve as well.

Caroline Cao Jan 21, 2019
Violin · In studio

Best violin teacher! She is very passionate and really into how to help different individuals learn better! I learned a lot from her!

Robin L. Jan 7, 2019
Violin · In studio

Brittany is one of the most enthusiastic and encouraging violin teachers I've ever met. I look forward to my next lesson!

Obed V. Mar 27, 2018
Violin · In studio

Brittany is a great teacher to start your journey towards learning how to play the Violin. She makes you feel relaxed and is patient enough to let you go your pace.

Jade Jul 25, 2017
Violin · In studio

Brittany is absolutely one of the most delightful instructors I've been lucky enough to encounter. I came to her as an adult knowing nothing about either music or violin. In the months I've been taking lessons with her, I feel very proud of what I've learned so far.

Her home studio is beautiful and warm. She always greets me with a smile and knows exactly what our lesson plan and goal for the day will be. Brittany is extremely patient whenever I struggle to grasp a concept, and enthusiastically answers any question I can think to ask. That said, she isn't afraid to push you to try, either, which I very much appreciate!

Brittany is a lot of fun to work with, and I would wholeheartedly recommend her as an instructor.

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Mari Ramos Sep 26, 2016
Violin ·

Brittany has gotten Mari more engaged in her violin playing, which is exactly what we were looking for in an instructor. She's patient and is getting Mari to think and anticipate her chord progressions. We have been so pleasantly surprised with Brittany. It's an awesome match!

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Jason Merrill Aug 19, 2016
Violin ·

I'm one lesson in and am very excited to continue learning the violin with Brittany. She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and encouraging. Looking forward to my next lesson!

Gioia Beukenkamp Apr 22, 2016
Violin ·

Brittany is amazing. She clearly is a talented musician as well as she is amazing with kids. My kids were very excited to be taught by her and greatly look forward to their lessons.

Ewa Jodlowska Apr 14, 2016
Violin ·

Brittany is a great instructor. She shows enthusiasm and lots of patience. I have been going to her for half a year now. Every week we learn something new and we also revisit past lessons.

Gemma Wohlfarth Feb 24, 2016
Violin ·

Awesome instructor! Very knowledgable and personable.

Angela Park Dec 9, 2015
Violin ·

My 8 year-old daughter had her first 2 lessons and I was so impressed and pleased with Brittany's knowledge and professionalism with the lesson. She was great with my daughter! I strongly believe finding the right Instructor makes all the difference. I would highly recommend her.

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Ashley Blaeser Oct 21, 2015
Violin ·

Brittany is amazing! She brings so much talent to her lessons, is extremely flexible and willing to commute to my location, while she's also punctual. She is extremely patient and knowledgeable in all aspects of music. She has tremendously helped to build my confidence and is very supportive. I would highly recommend Brittany to anyone!

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