Marija Bubanj

Marija B.

Chicago, IL
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Lesson Details

Violin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Ever wanted to learn to play violin/viola well? Without making scratchy noises?

Welcome to my music studio where your violin playing will become vibrant and exciting! I have been a Violin teacher for more than 20 years and I have had a great success with my students. Many of them have won the prestigious awards and college degrees. I have prepared them for the competition, auditions, and concerts on high-end stages. My students play with a lot of joy and enthusiasm. What makes my studio so successful is that I tailor my method individually to each student's needs, rather than "one approach fits all". I work a lot on proper student's set-up and posture, then technique and musicality. I firmly believe every student should be a well-rounded musician so part of my curriculum and lesson plans include a strong understanding of music theory and sight reading, just to name a few.

Looking forward to meeting you and having fun playing!
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About

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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Experience

Violin/Viola Teacher
Jan 1993 - Present
MB Muzik

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

Education

Masters in Music
Aug 1994 - May 1997
Roosevelt University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Serbian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki Certification
Jul 1999
Suzuki Association of Americas

Certification of Suzuki Book levels

Awards

Certificate
Jan 1995
Dean's List

Affiliations

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
Performance

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Group Class

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Amazing Grace performance

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Performance with an All-Female Orchestra

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Just playing...

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Valentine's Day Lesson
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