Ferenc Cseszko

Ferenc C.

Las Vegas, NV
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether you're a beginner looking to explore a new instrument, or a young professional preparing for an orchestral or college audition, I'm eager to share my passion of music and teaching experience with you. Throughout my teaching and performing career, I have been highly successful at helping students bring out the very best they can offer. Many of my students got accepted to study at major universities and music conservatories, and/or earned positions at orchestras or teaching institutions.

I'm strict and have very high expectations, but I was also praised for being encouraging and supportive. I strongly believe in the power of music, and the many benefits of learning a musical instrument.

About Ferenc C.

An active professional musician and educator in greater Las Vegas, Dr. Ferenc Cseszko is a faculty member at Nevada School of the Arts, teaches online and in-person classes at Valley Strings (Las Vegas), and performs with the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

Dr. Cseszko has been teaching violin, viola, and strings chamber music for 23 years, including 18 years as a full-time university professor (formerly Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Idaho, Artist-in-Residence at Universidad Juan N. Corpas in Bogotá, Colombia, and Assistant Professor at Fort Hays State University in Kansas). As a performer, he appeared on concert stages in 7 European countries, as well as in Canada, USA, Mexico, and Colombia. He performed regularly with over a dozen professional orchestras, including the Spokane Symphony, Madison (WI) Symphony, Wichita Grand Opera, and the Budafoki Dohnányi Zenekar (Hungary).

Born in the former Yugoslavia to Hungarian parents, Dr. Cseszko earned a Conservatory Diploma at Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest, Hungary), a Master of Music degree at SIU-Carbondale, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Chabrian
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Ferenc is an excellent instructor! He is patient and explains things well, and is very nice to boot!

Posted Mar 21, 2020
Victoria L.
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My daughter loves Mr Ferenc, he is so kind, patient and thorough, and works with our limited schedule. As a former violin player myself, (albeit 22 years ago) I really appreciate how exacting his standards are for form and posture and I wish my early instructors had been of his caliber.

Posted Aug 21, 2019
Ted
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Ferenc is an incredibly talented violinist and mentor, who used to be a violin professor before coming to Vegas. Besides being knowledgeable, he is also very patient with kids (being a parent himself). He might travel to the student's location, but I don't know for sure.

Posted Jul 31, 2019
Wei
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This teacher has tons of experience teaching youth, and we recommend him highly. My kids just love their lessons, even during the summer months. It is difficult to find a truly caring mentor who doesn't cancel lessons due to other commitments, but this teacher really cares about getting things "done" in his music studio. Very friendly and encouraging.

Posted Jun 30, 2019
Tomoko
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Strict but friendly teacher. Have tons of experience teaching youth, my kids love their lessons.

Posted May 13, 2019
Carolina
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We live in a small place that doesn't have a violin instructor, and although my spouse was initially skeptical about trying lessons online, we are now so happy we did it. Ferenc knows his profession very well, and it is so convenient to get the lessons online.

Posted Mar 28, 2019
Jennifer
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Ferenc is simply the best teacher and performer we've come across. Both of our kids are currently working with him, and they are progressing very well. His fees are reasonable for the expertise my kids are getting. Highly recommended!

Posted Dec 7, 2018
Amandine
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I am very happy to have found Ferenc. He is very nice, friendly and helpful. He really helped me with my goals. I really recommend.

Posted Aug 12, 2018
Amy
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I highly recommend Ferenc to anyone looking for a violin instructor in the Las Vegas area. I'm an adult beginner who has always wanted to learn the violin. I spent quite a while looking into teachers before I decided on Ferenc and I'm very happy with my choice. He's a very good teacher. I leave each lesson playing (at least a little) better than I did when I walked in. Ferenc knows his craft and he's very good at pointing out both your strengths and areas that could use improvement. He always gives me concrete things I can work on in between lessons and they help a lot. His instruction has been invaluable and I'm certain I wouldn't be progressing at the same rate if I had tried to learn on my own or even with a less skilled teacher. I look forward to continuing to work on my skills with his help.

Posted Aug 6, 2018
Brian
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We have three kids taking lessons (two violin and one cello), one of which transferred from another teacher. The transition from the other teacher to Ferenc was extremely smooth as she was able to pick up right where she left off. The other two started lessons with Ferenc and have progressed well. We are extremely pleased with his instruction.

Posted May 4, 2018
Satoka
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I am currently pursuing my BM at a conservatory, and much of that is due to having studied with Dr. Cseszko for many years. He was very patient with me, but pushed me both technically and musically. Would definitely recommend to anyone who has the chance to study with him!

Posted Apr 23, 2018
Mary
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I am a Junior in College and have been playing violin for 9 years. Dr. Cseszko is the private instructor I have had. He is encouraging and articulate. He is an incredible violinist and is able to play the pieces that the student is playing in lesson by memory a lot of times. His ability to play along with his students on violin and piano is very helpful. He is a great instructor and has helped me grow so much as a person as well as a violinist.

Posted Apr 22, 2018
Kiana
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I started taking lessons with Dr. Cseszko not long after starting college. As a non-music major, I thought it would be fun to learn violin, and while I had musical experience, I had no experience with string instruments. Dr. Cseszko was very patient and encouraging as I learned my way around the violin. He was excellent at pointing out things that I was doing well, as well as things that I could improve on. He gave very clear explanations of proper technique and ways to refine my skills. I took lessons with Dr. Cseszko for over two years, and within a few semesters, I was confident enough in my abilities to play for orchestra at my university. I would highly recommend Dr. Cseszko to all students, whether they are a beginner, an already seasoned player, or somewhere in between.

Posted Apr 21, 2018
Aron
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Dr Cseszko is the kindest violin teacher I have ever had. But even while kind, he manages to bring the best out in you and keep you working hard. He is also an absolutely exceptional violinist and has taught me many new techniques and has furthered my abilities greatly for the past three years I’ve had lessons with him. I have had six violin teachers and Dr Cseszko is no doubt my favorite of them all!

Posted Apr 21, 2018
Rebecca
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We feel so lucky to have Ferenc available to teach our 8 year old! He's an immensely talented musician and is able to translate his knowledge and enthusiasm into terms a child appreciates and absorbs. He is very encouraging and positive and such a joy to have in our child's life.

Posted Apr 7, 2018
Lia
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Our experience has been a good one! Learning some new technics that I have not learned and being challenged in areas that were introduced from pervious tutors but not known well.

Posted Apr 5, 2018
Elizabeth
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Ferenc has taught my 9 year old son Ken for a year and a half, and my husband and I are very pleased with the results. Our son is high energy, but Ferenc has the patience of a saint and works with him carefully and calmly. Ken's focus and attention span have grown under Ferenc's instruction, and it's been a joy watching the music develop!

Ferenc was also able to help me develop vibrato, something my original violin instructor was unable to achieve during the 7 years I had instruction.

We highly recommend him.

Posted Apr 5, 2018
Tess
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Not only is Ferenc an amazing artist and performer, he’s a terrific instructor as well. He is really good about describing proper technique. I was twelve when I began with the violin, and he’s very patient and encouraging, plus he makes playing a lot of fun. You will be hard pressed to find a teacher with more talent and experience!

Posted Apr 2, 2018
Peter

I have been with Dr. Cseszko for six years. He is extremely knowledgeable and has an exemplary teaching style. While he has high expectations for his students, he clearly points out what your strengths are and what you can do to improve your playing, without creating too much pressure. Always teaching with a nice, patient, and enthusiastic attitude, he is very understanding and cares a lot about his students. I highly recommend taking lessons with Dr. Cseszko.

Posted Apr 2, 2018
Debra
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Dr. Cseszko taught our kids for almost 10 years. He has graciously shared his violin knowledge and desired to see the students succeed. He is very professional but also takes a personal interest in his students. I highly recommend him. He is an excellent teacher.

Posted Apr 2, 2018

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Experience

Musician
Oct 2018 - Present

Las Vegas Philharmonic

Associate Professor of Violin/Viola
Aug 2003 - Aug 2018

University of Idaho

Assistant Professor of Violin/Viola
Aug 2000 - May 2003

Fort Hays State University

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin Performance
Aug 1997 - May 2000

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Master's Degree in Violin Performance
Aug 1994 - May 1997

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Artist Diploma in Violin Performance
Sep 1987 - Jun 1992

Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest, Hungary)

Languages

English and Hungarian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Winner, Concerto/Aria Competition
May 1999

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Winner, Concerto/Aria Competition
Oct 1995

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
Sep 2007
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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