Fernando Lopez

Fernando L.

Cicero, IL
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching for the past four years, gained my experience from CYSO (Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra) and is currently working with multiple groups, schools, and programs. You have goals and I have the credibility to reach those goals. Passionate, patients, fun, outgoing and dedication is what makes a student want to learn. Teaching what someone wants to learn keeps them engaged!
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Fernando teaches



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Fernando delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2011

Hi there! My name is Fernando L. and I am looking forward to working with you. I have helped many students throughout my four years of private teaching. I am currently working with "Mariachi Oro y Plata", and had the honor to also work with Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. I look forward to working with you and achieving your goals soon.

*Travel Equipment*
My violin, tuner, stand, metronome, and books. I expect the student to have his/her very own violin and stand.

*My Specialties*
Private or group lessons for all ages, competition/ audition preparation as well.

What to expect?
Expect to have fun and a learning experience. If you are determined, passionate and/or dedicated, what are you waiting for?

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First Violinist
Feb 2014 - Present

I have performed with many famous artist like Yolanda del Rio, El Cuervo, Sones de Mexico, Graciela Beltran, and many more.

Oct 2008 - May 2012
After School Matters Program

Helping students get there hands on their first instrument and learning how to play them.

Sep 2005 - Nov 2011
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

Worked and performed with CYSO for 6 years. learned Theory, Violin technique, and much more.

Conductor and Performer
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Curie Metropolian High School Orchestra

Teaching, conducting and performing were my specialties during my High School years. I had the honor to conduct the orchestra in many concerts.


Sep 2006 - Nov 2011
CYSO Theory Class


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


1st place Duo Violin Competition
May 2009
IMA Competition
Full 4-year Scholarship to Study Music Performance in Europe
Nov 2007
Obama Scholarship Letter


National Association for Music Education
Feb 2007

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Photos & Videos

Playing for the H.O.R.

Playing different instruments and genres helps you grow as a musician! Music is my life and passion, my friend!

Performing with Sones de Mexico Ensemble, a 2 time Latin Grammy nominee group!

Summer of 2016, performing for over 10,000 people!

There’s nothing better than traveling with a group! Getting ready for sound check!

Photo by Fernando L.


3 Reviews

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Max A. Sep 26, 2017
Violin · In home

Fernando was fantastic with my 14 year old son. He asked what type of music he wanted to play to keep him engaged. He had a great 45 minute lesson with him. Fernando is passionate about violin and it shows. Looking forward to continuing with Fernando! Highly recommend him!

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Lucia A. Sep 26, 2017
Violin · In home

Fernando was great with my seven year old daughter. He kept her engaged for 45 minutes. She enjoyed her lesson and is excited to continue lessons with him. Highly recommend him!

Carlos S. Jun 12, 2017
Violin · In studio

Very professional and patient with student. Can't wait to keep working with him.

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