Kelvin Lin

Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL

About Kelvin L.

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Kelvin teaches: Ages 4 to 80
Teaching since: October 1984
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Overview

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I strongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

*** Lesson Details ***
I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

*** Studio Equipment ***
In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...

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Experience

Chair of Music Department
Sep 2004 - Present
Chicago Fine Arts Institute

Director of Music Academy
Oct 2003 - Present
The Amati Chamber Group

Violinist
Aug 1997 - Present
Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Soloist
Mar 2000 - Sep 2003
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra

Soloist
May 1999 - Oct 2002
New England Sinfonietta

Soloist
Sep 1994 - Oct 1998
New York Chamber Orchestra

New York Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sir Edward Wallace

Education

Music MA
Sep 1988 - May 1990
University of Nottingham

Languages Spoken

English and Chinese Mandarin
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of performance
Aug 1987
University of London England

Awards

4th National violin competition
Aug 1990
Poland

Affiliations

Professional Photographers of America
Sep 2009

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world's largest non-profit photography association organized for professional photographers, by professional photographers…and with over 27,000 creative members in 50+ countries. Mission Statement: Creating a vibrant community of successful professional photographers by providing education, resources and industry standards of excellence.

American Federation of Musicians
Jan 1997

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.

82 Reviews on Kelvin L.

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Patrick F. Jan 28, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Kelvin is very personable and truthfully critiques your skill based on the level you should be at. I look forward to the class sessions and enjoy practicing what I'm being taught.
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Maria H. Jan 27, 2017
Verified Student · Cello · Online
Was not the match for me.
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Christopher A. Jan 15, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · Online
Our first lesson was amazing. He is very kind and patient and has a great personality. We are excited to have found him and can't wait for next weeks lesson
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Christopher A. Jan 15, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · Online
Our first lesson was amazing. He is very kind and patient and has a great personality. We are excited to have found him and can't wait for next weeks lesson
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Tina Jan 15, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · Online
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Daniel Dec 13, 2016
Verified Student · Cello · In home
We loved our first lesson! And our son really liked Kelvin. He made him feel excited and enthusiastic to learn more cello and to improve.
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Madison Nov 10, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · Online
Kelvin was very helpful and encouraging.
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Julianne S. Nov 1, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · Online
Had a great 1st lesson with Kelvin. My daughter was happy with the lesson. Kelvin gave great direction on what she needs to work on.
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Joe G. Oct 24, 2016
Verified Student · Banjo · In studio
We had a lot of fun.
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