Kelvin Lin

Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL

About Kelvin L.

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Kelvin teaches: Ages 4 to 80
Teaching since: October 1984
Last sign in: Yesterday


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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Chair of Music Department

Sep 2004 - Present
Chicago Fine Arts Institute

Director of Music Academy

Oct 2003 - Present
The Amati Chamber Group


Aug 1997 - Present
Elgin Symphony Orchestra


Mar 2000 - Sep 2003
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra


May 1999 - Oct 2002
New England Sinfonietta


Sep 1994 - Oct 1998
New York Chamber Orchestra

New York Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sir Edward Wallace


Music MA

Sep 1988 - May 1990
University of Nottingham

Languages Spoken

English and Chinese Mandarin

Professional Proficiency


Certificate of performance

Aug 1987
University of London England


4th National violin competition

Aug 1990


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.

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67 Reviews on Kelvin L.

Jason May 12, 2016
Composition · In studio
Verified Student
Kelvin is an extremely knowledgeable musician with a great teaching style.
Susan G. Apr 9, 2016
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
Kelvin is a very patient teacher! I knew absolutely nothing about mandolin or music and Kelvin has helped with that. I have a long way to go but, with Kelvins help I believe I can get there!
I highly recommend Kelvin!!!!!
Juan F. Mar 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
When we were looking for a piano teacher for our 13yo daughter we were looking for someone who could also help her out with her church music as she is the "organist" during school masses. Kelvin was more than willing to do so. She has learned more in four lessons with Kelvin than she did in more than two years with a another teacher. Kelvin is very patient and makes each lesson fun. At the same time he is demanding without being strict. We are all very pleased with Kelvin's method of teaching. We highly recommend him.
Zilu Y. Mar 6, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
The class is great.
Eva Mar 1, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Kelvin narrows in on exactly what needs work. He is great to work with and I'm looking forward to practicing with his advice and my next lesson.
Angie B. Feb 27, 2016
Archery · In studio
Verified Student
My first meeting with Kelvin was great! He is very knowledgeable and makes the learning experience fun. Thanks Kelvin, I look forward to the next lesson!
Sahar Feb 22, 2016
Violin · In studio
Kelvin is an outstanding musician and seems to be able to play practically every instrument in existence. He is very knowledgable about all music and the best way to play each piece.
Richard K. Feb 21, 2016
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
Great Kelvin made my lesson fun learning the forward and back roll. Can't wait for my next lesson. Got to go, practice time.
Stacey M. Feb 19, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We were very fortunate to find Mr. Kelvin. My son has taken piano lessons with him for 2 years now and I am very impressed with what he has learned in that short time. I think Mr. Kelvin is encouraging, kind, strict, and expects him to always do his best. These characteristics of his, is a perfect combination that has motivated my son to learn and enjoy his lessons.
Dan G. Feb 17, 2016
Mandolin · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Lin was/is fantastic. I have absolutely no musical background and I left the first class even more excited about learning than when I arrive. Mr. Lin stressed the basics and insured that the topics covered were well reinforced. His teaching style is VERY user friendly while still maintaining a professional learning environment. Maybe if I had a teacher Like Mr. Lin when I was in Jr. High, I would have stuck with music. Instead I have waited over 40 years, but it would seem that scoring a teacher like Mr. Lin was worth the wait.

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