Marija Bubanj

Marija B.

Chicago, IL
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Working on all aspects of viola technique depending on a level - correct posture, development of a beautiful tone, great technique. and enjoyment of playing.
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Marija teaches



Marija delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+

Teaching since:
June 1993

A native of Belgrade, Serbia, Marija began studying violin at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, in addition to violin, Marija started playing the viola. She received a Bachelor of Music from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in 1993. During these studies, she played in a chamber ensemble Artisti Dell Arco, Belgrade, where she performed on numerous European stages as well as live Radio and TV broadcasts. The ensemble performed the pieces of Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, Corelli, Torelli, and Respighi. She also performed with the Symphony Orchestra of the Music Academy of Novi Sad where she played a standard orchestra repertoire of classical and contemporary composers.

After receiving a scholarship to Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL,I earned her Masters in Music from RU Chicago College of Performing Arts in 1997. Her principal teachers include Richard Ferrin, Viola (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Uroš Pešić and Mihajlo Mihajlović.

Marija is a Chicago-based freelance violinist and violist with various chamber ensembles and orchestras performing classical, jazz and pop music. She also performs in Europe and takes participation at Summer Festivals in Serbia and Italy.

She is on a Faculty at Sherwood, the Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago as a violin and viola teacher. She is also the artistic director of the string teaching program MB Muzik and Violin Conservatory, where she offers online violin tutorials.

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Violin/Viola Teacher
Jan 1993 - Present
MB Muzik

Violin/Viola Teacher, Chamber Music Coach, Music Theory Teacher, Administrator


Masters in Music
Aug 1994 - May 1997
Roosevelt University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Suzuki Certification
Jul 1999
Suzuki Association of Americas

Certification of Suzuki Book levels


Jan 1995
Dean's List


Suzuki Association of the Americas
Jul 1999

The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

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Photos & Videos

Amazing Grace
Sherwood Suzuki String Ensemble at CSO: French Folk Song
Sherwood Suzuki String Ensemble at CSO Handel Judas Maccabeus

Group Class

Amazing Grace performance

Performance with an All-Female Orchestra

Just playing...

Valentine's Day Lesson
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