- Teaches students:
- Ages 6 to 85
- Teaching since:
I am a professional violinist with an Artist Diploma (5 yrs.) from the Franz Liszt Academy (conservatory) of Music in Budapest, Hungary, a Master's Degree in Violin Performance from SIU-Carbondale, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My students have earned prestigious scholarships at major universities (including one at Cleveland Institute of Music), and got permanent positions with orchestras.
My past orchestral experience include the Spokane Symphony, Walla Walla (WA) Symphony (Concertmaster), McCall (ID) SummerFest Orchestra (Concertmaster), Yakima (WA) Symphony, Washington Idaho Symphony (Concertmaster), Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra, Madison (WI) Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Illinois Symphony, Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Missouri Chamber Orchestra, Hays (KS) Symphony (Concertmaster), as well as the Budafoki Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra (Budapest, Hungary)
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 with you!
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.+ Read More
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!+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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!+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.
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.
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!+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More