Mallory Linehan

Mallory L.

Chicago, IL

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
A good violin lesson is all about balance: balance between études and repertoire, between technique and expression, even between historical/contextual information and elements of music theory. In the end, the most important things are that the student is learning, and that the student is having fun.
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Mallory teaches



Mallory delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2013

Hello, I'm Mallory! I have been studying Violin for 11 years, and have played piano for 12.

I am a recent graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where I earned a bachelor's degree in Classical Violin Performance. During my time at Roosevelt I gained additional experience in Jazz, Contemporary, pop, and Improvisational musics (to name a few).
I have had 6 years of formal piano training over the course of my life, through both private instruction and college courses. Ask me more about music theory, jazz theory, improvisation, writing, arranging or anything else you might be interested in!

Over the past decade of my musical career I have taught private and group lessons on both violin and piano, and have coached elementary and middle school chamber ensembles. Currently, I spend my days:
-teaching private lessons at two studios in Chicago, in the evenings and on Satuday's
-teaching before and after school group lessons at CPS
-teaching students of my own private studio--in their homes, online, or in my home--in the evenings and on Sunday's.
-performing at local venues.
-traveling for gigs, workshops/lessons, and/or artistic endeavors.
-as a session musician for studio recordings.
Overall, I absolutely love what I do--playing music, writing music, and teaching--and I especially look forward to working with you!

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Private Piano Instructor
Jun 2017 - Present
Music House

Group Class and Private Violin Instructor
Apr 2017 - Present
Music House

Violin and Piano Instructor
Mar 2017 - Present
Upbeat Music


Violin Performance
Aug 2013 - Present
Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University
Suzuki Certified: Violin Unit 1
Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
Western Springs School of Talent Education


Limited Proficiency


Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Apr 2015

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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Photos & Videos

Senior Violin Recital - entire
Photo by Mallory L.
Beethoven Violin Sonata No 5 in F Major, "Spring"

Cremona International Music Academy, summer 2015
Photo by Mallory L.

Photo by Mallory L.

Photo by Mallory L.
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28 Reviews

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Sara F. May 24, 2018
Violin · Online

its so fun!!!

Macaylah B. Apr 18, 2018
Violin · Online

Very easy to learn from!

Michelle S. Apr 3, 2018
Violin · Online

Raquel Garcia Feb 17, 2018
· In home

Fantastic Teacher!

Caroline Jan 2, 2018
Violin · Online

Mallory is a great teacher. I look forward to our next class!

Robert Jan 2, 2018
Violin · Online

HANNAH Dec 27, 2017
Violin · Online

We have taken three online classes so far with Mallory. She is very responsive, flexible and most importantly my daughter likes her approach. My daughter was first hesitant about online class, but she made her feel comfortable.

Scott Nov 21, 2017
Piano · In studio

Was a great experience. Mallory is very nice and made it fun.

Ethan L. Nov 8, 2017
Piano · In home

Super awesome!!!

Sara F. Oct 24, 2017
Violin · Online

Love doing class

Michelle S. Oct 2, 2017
Violin · Online

Carley S. Sep 12, 2017
Violin · Online

This was our first lesson of this kind online. My daughter has taken lessons before and became bored and never wanted to practice. I see a whole new excitement in her! The lessons taught by Mallory were built perfectly for my daughters age level. I can tell that she has taken the time to make sure it's a good fit for the age of the person she is teaching. Everything from the words she used, the songs she taught her and the movements really kept her interested. I can't wait to see what is in store moving forward. I was worried she wouldn't get that one on one attention type of feel online, but it was just as if she was right there with her. She was also able to type the homework right on the screen for us. This was just so convenient. I love not having to leave the house on a school night.

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Sara Jul 31, 2017
Violin · Online

Really sweet an very informative, loved doing this lesson with her

Ramiro Jul 31, 2017
Violin · Online

It was awesome

Ramiro Jul 24, 2017
Violin · Online

It was great!

Ramiro Jul 17, 2017
Violin · Online

This Lesson Was Awesome. She Really Explains Everything Well.

Ramiro Jul 17, 2017
Violin · Online

no audio

Maurie L. Jun 27, 2017
Violin · Online

She is great, friendly, patient, & understanding!

Isabel Jun 25, 2017
Violin · Online

Great lessons! Good with a 12 yrs old, accommodating, understanding, patient, punctual. Thank you!

Nandini Jun 5, 2017
Violin · Online

She is really nice and has very good knowledge about technicality. I am really enjoying learning from her.

Gigi Jun 4, 2017
Piano · In home

Mallory is INCREDIBLE.
So fun and so patient.
Our daughter just finished her first lesson...and the first words out of her mouth were, "I can't WAIT for Mallory to come back!".

Rachael C. Jun 4, 2017
Violin · Online

Emily May 30, 2017
Piano · In home

My daughter was excited about her first class with Mallory and she was not let down. Mallory uses lots of easy-to-remember tricks for Emily to learn her notes.

Kaden May 30, 2017
Violin · In home

My son loves his first violin lesson. Mallory is very knowledge and patient with my kid. He can't wait to practice again tomorrow.

Justin May 21, 2017
Violin · Online

Sofia B. May 20, 2017
Violin · In home

Friendly, kind and encouraging. My daughter really enjoyed her lesson and is looking forward to the next one.

Laurie R. May 15, 2017
Violin · Online

Mallory has been a great instructor for my 9 year old learning to play violin. She was willing to purchase materials out of her own pocket to keep my daughter's lessons cohesive with her previous instructor. So flexible with availability, and so kind, positive, and cheerful that it keeps the lessons fun for my little girl!

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Sara F. Apr 18, 2017
Violin · Online

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