- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My style is supportive, professional, and fun. You will be playing fiddle tunes and more very soon.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 1992
Elizabeth has taught violin and viola for twenty 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 throughout the United States and abroad. Teaching is one of her greatest passions, and she welcomes the opportunity to work with all ages and levels of musical background.
*** Lesson Details ***
I teach both Suzuki and traditional violin and viola methods. I am patient and encouraging. My students' success is my success! After 3-6 months of lessons, students will have a solid foundation on the instrument and will play some beginning level songs with the proper position and tuning. They will be having a rewarding experience as they learn all the fundamentals. They will discover the joy of music!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Home- small house with music stand, well lit, piano, seating for parents
*** Specialties ***
Teach college level music courses
Teach creative writing, composition, humanities, and literature courses at area local colleges.
Teach violin and viola to students of all ages and levels.
Professional violinist/violist fro orchestras, chamber groups, and solos. Freelance.
Post Master's Certificate in the pedagogy of teaching composition, literature, and creative writing.
Completed Books 1-3
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I have an extremely busy life and Elizabeth is very understanding and patient with me. I appreciate this very much and it helps me not feel intimidated, pressured, or give up on myself. She encourages me to find at least a few minutes everyday to practice and that the muscle memory will get better as I progress. I highly recommend Elizabeth for any age student.+ Read More
She was very helpful and nice. I like having her as an instructor. She was very good overall.
Elizabeth was very flexible and worked with us perfectly. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t change!
She taught my daughter Bani. My daughter enjoyed her classes and made demonstrable progress in her writing skills. Highly recommend.
From my daughter: Elizabeth is very caring and helpful. She is making me a better violinist.
Elizabeth is an outstanding violin pedagogue. She is also patient and sympathetic to my musical needs. She has a great sense of humor and makes lessons fun. I can recommend her without reservation.
Elizabeth is teaching my daughter and she is really enjoying the lessons and learning a lot. Her lessons are clear, and she provides the attention and detail needed to get better.
What a great learning experience. I came the first time to her as an adult beginner who has no musical background whatsoever. She is super helpful, very informative, and fun to work with.
She made me feel comfortable and took me to the lesson plan step by step. As with the homework.
Elizabeth is an artist at heart. She's very patient and kind. I highly recommend her!
I came to Elizabeth as an adult student with a few years of experience in playing, but with a lot of doubts about whether I could advance. I'd previously taken lessons at the Music Institute of Chicago (Evanston campus), but I didn't like how they did things over there. They are extremely overpriced for what they offer. In my first lesson there, my teacher wouldn't even let me pick up the bow and she made me play Twinkle Twinkle over and over again...
Elizabeth made playing very relaxing. Her approach is just to attack the material without any hesitations. And if you make a mistake, just do it again. She let me pick out the repertoire, which made me excited to play, and offered great recommendations on material that would help my playing. Sometimes I was too ambitious and she'd be the first to point out that maybe I wasn't ready for a piece just yet. Then she'd recommend something else that would help me get there.
Elizabeth teaches from her home and it's pretty easy to get to by train, bus, or car.
Professional and experienced teacher
Professional and experienced teacher, very flexible and attentive.
We love Ms. Brown!
Ms. Brown is professional and kind, which is a wonderful way to learn a new skill like playing the violin. My daughters were taught by her years ago as young children and then we lost track of her. When we found her on TakeLessons, we signed up, willing to drive miles for her instruction. She is thorough, clear in instruction and so even tempered. What a great teacher!